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Remmert Funeral Home

521 East Washington Street, East Peoria, IL

OBITUARY

Hubert "JR" Leathers

November 12, 1952January 9, 2020
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Hubert (JR) D Leathers, 67, of Metamora, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. He was born November 12, 1952 in Peoria, the son of Hubert and Marie Buchholz Leathers. He married Sharon Oltman on September 16, 1983. Hubert is survived by his wife of thirty-six years; his children, Curtis (Emily) Davis of Chillicothe, Marie (Ryne) Brewer of Lexington, and Brandon Leathers of East Peoria; four grandchildren, Tom and Katelyn Davis of Chillicothe, and Gavin and Grayson Brewer of Lexington; four brothers, Carroll “Whitey” (Becky) Leathers, Jim Leathers of East Peoria, Gerald (Margaret) Leathers, of Morton, and Phil Leathers of East Peoria; one sister, Ruth (Mike) Crist of East Peoria. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dave. Hubert enjoyed traveling the country while owning and operating his own semi-truck. He finished his career as an owner operator of his dump truck. Hubert retired in 2013. Hubert loved to travel, enjoyed the outdoors, Harley’s, Corvettes, and Bob Seger. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Remmert Funeral Home. Visitation will be Monday, January 13, 2020 from 5-7:00 pm also at the funeral home. Pastor Dan Johnston will officiate. Burial will be in Steenbergen Cemetery in Mt Pulaski. Memorials may be made to St Jude Midwest Affiliate or PAAR Cares. To view Hubert’s memorial page or to leave an online condolence please go to www.remmertfuneralhome.com

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jim Leathers
  • Gerald Leathers
  • Brandon Leathers
  • Steve Oltman
  • Ryne Brewer
  • Curtis Davis

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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Hubert "JR" Leathers

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Elaine & Bob Pesch

January 13, 2020

We are so sorry to learn of your family’s loss. It’s been a hard year for the Leathers family. Our prayers are with you.

Robert & Sheryl Robison

January 13, 2020

So sorry to hear this thought he would be around a long time. We are out of state so can not attend. Bob and Sherry Robison

Gayford Bellinger

January 12, 2020

Whitey and Becky. So very sorry for the loss of your brother, Our prayers and love are with you. Much Love Gayford and Syl

Jim and Carrie Bradford

January 12, 2020

Expressing condolences to your entire family for your loss.

Carrie Peak

January 11, 2020

The first time I met Jr and Sharon was the day I cherished, I will always remember your kindness and acceptance. Always a smile and a hug from you both always made my day. I will treasured that always. Hugs to you Jr

Margaret Leathers

January 11, 2020

We always have great memories with Junior & especially when we got to spend time in door county recently with them. Just a shock that it ended so suddenly. Love and miss him so much. May you now celebrate with your brother & parents in heaven. Love Margaret”Maggie “ & Gerald “Jerry “—

Rodney & Kathryn Phipps

January 11, 2020

Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Prayers for comfort for you and all the lives he touched.

Sherry Christiansen

January 11, 2020

Sharon - I am so very sorry to learn of your husband's passing. I pray for peace and comfort for you and your family in the days ahead.

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Biography

Hubert (JR) D Leathers, 67, of Metamora, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center.
He was born November 12, 1952 in Peoria, the son of Hubert and Marie Buchholz Leathers. He married Sharon Oltman on September 16, 1983.
Hubert is survived by his wife of thirty-six years; his children, Curtis (Emily) Davis of Chillicothe, Marie (Ryne) Brewer of Lexington, and Brandon Leathers of East Peoria; four grandchildren, Tom and Katelyn Davis of Chillicothe, and Gavin and Grayson Brewer of Lexington; four brothers, Carroll “Whitey” (Becky) Leathers, Jim Leathers of East Peoria, Gerald (Margaret) Leathers, of Morton, and Phil Leathers of East Peoria; one sister, Ruth (Mike) Crist of East Peoria.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dave.
Hubert enjoyed traveling the country while owning and operating his own semi-truck. He finished his career as an owner operator of his dump truck. Hubert retired in 2013.
Hubert loved to travel, enjoyed the outdoors, Harley’s, Corvettes, and Bob Seger.
Funeral services will be 10:00 am Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Remmert Funeral Home. Visitation will be Monday, January 13, 2020 from 5-7:00 pm also at the funeral home. Pastor Dan Johnston will officiate.
Burial will be in Steenbergen Cemetery in Mt Pulaski.
Memorials may be made to St Jude Midwest Affiliate or PAAR Cares.
To view Hubert’s memorial page or to leave an online condolence please go to www.remmertfuneralhome.com