Striffler-Hamby Mortuary - Columbus

4071 Macon Road, Columbus, GA


Wilbur "Tootsie" Leatherwood

October 5, 1939November 6, 2019

Wilbur “Tootsie” Leatherwood, 80, of Columbus, GA. Died Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the Columbus Hospice House.

Graveside funeral services will be 2:00 pm Monday, November 11, 2019 in Parkhill Cemetery with Reverend Clayton Chesser officiating according to Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Columbus, GA. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm at the funeral home.

Tootsie was born in Columbus, Georgia on October 5, 1939 to the late Hardy Nolan Leatherwood and Mabel Bloodworth Leatherwood. He was a lifelong resident and a long time employee with Pounds Appliance. Tootsie loved the outdoors and was an avid deer hunter. He was preceded in death by four siblings, Wayne Leatherwood, Weed Leatherwood, Winnie Ward, Trudy Chesser and a grandchild, Cameron Roney.

Survivors include his children, Nolan Leatherwood (Janie) of Columbus and Kelia McRae (Scotty) of Lagrange, GA.; grandchildren, Tyler McFarlin and Chris Leatherwood (Liz) great grandchildren, Ashton Leatherwood and Riley Leatherwood, siblings, Sissy Chesser (Clayton), Janie Wiggins and Shugey Edwards (Harold).

Fond memories and condolences may be left for the Leatherwood family at www.shcolumbus.com


  • Nolan Leatherwood, Son
  • Janie Leatherwood, Daughter-in-law
  • Kelia McRae, Daughter
  • Scotty McRae, Son-in-law
  • Tyler McFarlin, Grandchild
  • Chris Leatherwood (Liz), Grandchild
  • Ashton Leatherwood, Great Grandchild
  • Riley Leatherwood, Great Grandchild
  • Sissy Chesser, Sister
  • Clayton Chesser, Brother-in-law
  • Janie Wiggins, Sister
  • Shugey Edwards, Sister
  • Harold Edwards, Brother-in-law
  • Hardy Nolan Leatherwood, Father (deceased)
  • Mabel Bloodworth Leatherwood, Mother (deceased)
  • Wayne Leatherwood, Brother (deceased)
  • Weed Leatherwood, Brother (deceased)
  • Winnie Ward, Sister (deceased)
  • Trudy Chesser, Sister (deceased)
  • Cameron Roney, Grandchild (deceased)
  • Tootsie also leaves behind other extended relatives and friends to cherish his loving memory.


  • Visitation for Family & Friends Monday, November 11, 2019
  • Graveside Funeral Services Monday, November 11, 2019


Wilbur "Tootsie" Leatherwood

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Phyllis McKinstry (Berdine)

November 8, 2019

Uncle Wilbur, I will always remember your kindness, laughter and how good you always smelled!!! You were always happy and had the most loving heart!! You’ve always been a jewel to our family!!
I am so sorry for all of the years of sickness you had to endure......it doesn’t seem quite fair but now you are in the arms of Jesus, where you are pain free and singing with the angels on high! Until we meet again.....I love you!! Love, Phyllis 💗