OBITUARY

Woodrow Wilson Leake Jr.

August 6, 1945February 6, 2019
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Woodrow Wilson "Woody” Leake, Jr., age 73, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2019 at his residence. He was born to "Jimmie" and Ruth Leake August 6, 1945 in Rappahannock County, VA.

Woody will be remembered by his many family members and friends as the loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, co-worker and friend that he was. To his kids he was the best dad in the world. To his siblings he was the best big brother ever, and they would always debate who was the best child growing up, which they all claimed to be, but they all knew he was the favorite. To his grandchildren, he was their sword fighting and thumb wrestling buddy, big jokester, make up and fingernail polish guinea pig, wearing the nail polish proudly and showing it off. Woody was known for the goats, chickens, and rabbits that he raised and loved, the fruit trees and gardens that he tended. He always had a smile on his face and didn’t have a mean bone in his body.

He had some favorite sayings he would tell everyone that came to visit “I feel like a million-dollar man” and “what a life” and he always talked about his stars that were always lighting up the room. Woody loved his chocolate cake and ice-cream and enjoyed it as long as he could. He loved his daily visits to McDonalds for breakfast, his daily drive to his favorite place, Mountain Run Lake, while he was able. He retired from Continental Teves after 33 years in 2010, he loved his job and his work family. His co-workers and friends will remember he had a strong work ethic and was always ready with a smile and kind words.

Woody is survived by his daughter “Liz” Bailey and her husband Gene of Culpeper, his son “Lil’ Woody” Leake and his wife Heidi of Madison, siblings William Leake and his wife Judy of Madison, Phyllis Clatterbuck of Ruckersville, Wayne Leake and his wife Faye of Fluvanna County, his grandchildren Brandon, Jacob and Makayla Bailey and Isabella Leake will miss him along with his numerous special nieces, nephews, and in-laws. Also survived by his wife Mary L. Brooks Leake. His parents preceded him in death.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the hospice staff for the compassionate care they provided; a special thank you to his grandson, Brandon Bailey for being one of his primary caregivers and thank you to all family and friends for their love and support during this time.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2019, at Clore-English Funeral Home, 11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, VA. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 15, 2019, in the Clore-English Funeral Home chapel with interment to follow in Sperryville Cemetery.

Fond memories and condolences of Woody may be shared with the Leake family by visiting clore-english.com. The Leake family has entrusted Clore-English Funeral Home with these arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 15, 2019
  • Interment to Follow Funeral Service Friday, February 15, 2019
REMEMBERING

Woodrow Wilson Leake Jr.

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Lisa JASPER

February 14, 2019

Sweet Uncle Woody ❤
Our "million dollar man". What a journey, "what a life" and impact you have made on your loved ones. A humble and caring man whom worked hard for his family his entire life. Thank you for the memories I will cherish forever. Look over your sweet sister and grandbabies while you run those streets paved in gold.
Love,
Lisa & Greg and Desmond too ❤

Ginny Brown

February 10, 2019

Woody you will always be in my heart you are a good man you are flying high now you will be missed

Brandon Bailey

February 9, 2019

Grandpa, I'll treasure all of our memories together. I'll miss our "twin shirt day" wearing our matching golden girl shirts. I love you, you'll be in my heart forever. It was my honor to help take care of you.

Jacob Bailey

February 9, 2019

Grandpa I will always miss you. You were always the nicest and funniest person in the room. Everyone that knew you would instantly love you. Thank you for all of our sword fights and thumb wrestling matches. I love you and I'll always remember you.

Makayla Bailey

February 9, 2019

Grandpa I will always remember the fun times we had together and never forget you. I love you so much. Rest in peace.
Love,
Your favorite granddaughter

Liz Bailey

February 9, 2019

Daddy, I miss you so much. You were definitely one of a kind. You loved with your whole heart unconditionally. I'm missing our daily "hi little girl and hi little boy" morning greeting. Seeing your empty chair breaks my heart but I know you are in a far better place. You were the best dad a girl could have ever wanted. I love you my "little boy", my hero, my daddy.

Phyllis Clatterbuck

February 9, 2019

Rest in peace and comfort dear brother Woody. I will always love and miss you. I will never forget you. You were Mama and Daddy's favorite child.
Love your favorite sister,
Phyllis

Earl Keys

February 8, 2019

I started at Teves in 1979 as a Maintance Mech. on the cross machines.This is the first time I met Woody.Starting a new job I could not have had a better Co-Worker.He sure made my job a lot easier.Sometimes we would fight this old machine all day long,But we would always get it fixed.I have a lot of good fun memories that I will never forget.I regret I was not able to make it to see him before he passed.Lil woody sent word for me to go see him a few days ago,I'm so sorry that I didn't make it.The Lord called one of the best home.You may be gone but you will not be forgotten,Rest in Peace.Prayers to the Family.

Joyce Bailey

February 8, 2019

I met Woody for the first time 1979 at the old cross machine at Alfred Teves , we became friends on the first day. He taught me everything he knew about that machine. The funny part is when he had to fix the machine with a hammer he laugh and said don't worry it won't hurt it. He always had a smile and a kind heart and that is what I will always remember. He will be dearly missed ,my deepest sympathy to the family.

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