OBITUARY

Leon Sartain

June 23, 1931July 22, 2020
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Francis Leon Sartain passed from this world on Wednesday, the 22nd of July 2020. He was 89 years of age. Leon was a member of the Birmingham, Alabama community in his younger years, and then formerly resided in the Moody, Alabama area.

Leon retired from the Birmingham, Alabama Police Department in 1987. He was passionate about children and was a Director of the Prescott House Child Advocacy Center until 1997. He was an active member of Crestway Baptist Church. He loved his country and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was passionate about golfing, bass and fly fishing, and traveling.

He is survived by his wife Sue Sartain; children, Jeffrey Sartain (Tommie) and Timothy Sartain (Linda); sister, Betty Broughton; grandchildren, Jacob Sartain, Rachel Sartain Wingard (Robert), Bethany Sartain, Amy Sartain; and great granddaughter, Lilah Rae Wingard.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Sartain and Katie Boykin; first wife Levenia Sartain; brother, Jim Sartain; and grandson, Jonathan Sartain.

A visitation is to be conducted at ten o'clock in the morning on Tuesday, the 28th of July, in the Johns-Ridout's Mortuary-Elmwood Chapel. The funeral service will then follow beginning at eleven o'clock in the morning on Tuesday, the 28th of July, in the Johns-Ridout's Mortuary-Elmwood Chapel. The interment will occur immediately after the funeral has ended at Ridout's Elmwood Chapel.

In lieu of customary remembrances, Leon's family request that memorial contributions in Leon's name be directed to the Prescott House, 1730 14th Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35205.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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Bill & melanie Perry

July 28, 2020

Leon and his first wife Lavenia welcomed us to First Church of the Nazarene... when Bill and I first got engaged over thirty years ago... they were both so warm and engaging to me as I had just moved here from Southern California. When we got married they sent us an electric can opener One of 6 we received!!!
Theirs was the nicest and the one we kept as it opened all types of cans had a knife sharper and I believe it even had a way to self clean... anyway I cannot tell the family How much their parents kindness to me meant...
Tim and Sue we are so sorry for your loss of your Dad and husband... he was generous with his twinkles in his eyes when he smiled - my guess is he is heaping all that love on those he is reuniting with ... we regret not being at the service today we found out last night
We mourn with you all... he was a keeper for sure. Hugs and love Bill and Melanie Perry

Norman Stapp

July 26, 2020

Lt. Sartain was my supervisor at the Birmingham Police Department. He was a fine Christian man, and was committed to his call as a police officer, and as one of God's ministers. I certainly enjoyed the fellowship we shared with each other. We are praying for his family. Norman A. Stapp, BPD retiree.

Greg Lane

July 23, 2020

Such a dear man that did so much for me. I remember the days of staying with you all when I was growing up. Uncle Leon and Aunt Lee meant so much to me through the years. We have lost a great one here on earth but God has gained a great one in Heaven. Thank you for all you did for me through all the years Uncle Leon. We love you.
Greg, April, Alan, Ashlyn , Nicolas and Isaac Lane.

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