Reverend Howard "Gene" Eugene Leamon

May 6, 1937June 28, 2020

On Sunday, June 28, 2020, Reverend Howard Eugene “Gene” Leamon, age 83, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, met Jesus face to face and reunited with his beloved family and friends in Heaven. Gene was born on May 6, 1937 in Knoxville, Tennessee to Clarence and Alta Settlemire Leamon. He married Glenna Brooks, his wife of 60 years, on August 21, 1959. Gene was a graduate of Carson Newman College and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served his Lord as an ordained minister for 50 years at churches in North Carolina and Tennessee. His longest pastorate was at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Maryville, Tennessee where he and Glenna raised their three children and witnessed them all accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Gene’s ministry was defined by his love of youth and missions. Some of his happiest days were on mission trips with the young people of Mt. Lebanon. Gene’s life passion was his family, and he loved participating in the lives of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was proud of his role as “GrandGene”. Gene was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Wanda Leamon Smith. He is survived by his wife: his three children, Greg (Sandra) Leamon, Kelly (Tracy) Willingham, Doug (Suzanne) Leamon, and his sister, Caroline (Rodney) Nelson. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Ashley Leamon, Eric (Kristyn) Leamon, Trent (Laura) Willingham, Trevor (Julia) Willingham, Tyler Willingham, Wesley Leamon, Samantha Leamon, and great-grandchildren, Karis Leamon, Sawyer Willingham, and Isla Scout Willingham. A graveside service will be held at Berry Highland Memorial Cemetery in Knoxville, Tennessee on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Tim Tatum and the Reverend Mike Bundon officiating. The family wishes to thank Hospice of Chattanooga and Gooden’s Compassionate Care for their loving care and concern. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Point Church at Signal, 939 Ridgeway Avenue, Signal Mountain, TN 37377, or to a church or charity of your choice. Please share your memories of Gene with the family at Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Hwy. 153, Hixson, TN 37343.


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, July 2, 2020


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Charles Webster

July 3, 2020

Gene was our Pastor at City View Baptist. Ruby & I enjoyed great times with him and Glenda.

Linda Smith

July 1, 2020

Gene always had a ready smile and a kind word for everyone! Look forward to seeing him in Heaven!!

Gary and Cathy Branch

July 1, 2020

We loved Brother Gene. He was at our church, Ebenezer Baptist, two different times as Supply Pastor and He helped us tremendously through tough times. God bless his family.

Fred Capps

July 1, 2020

It was a blessing to have known Gene and his Wife when he was the Pastor at Belmont Hts Baptist Church. I considered him and his wife my dear friends. And my prayers are with the family. FRED CAPPS,

Hope Furches Barlow

June 30, 2020

Pastor Leamon baptized me forty years ago and I still carry the letter in my bible that he wrote to me after I was saved. He was a true man of God and I was blessed to have grown up with him as my pastor. My prayers are with the entire family.

Gary Lowe

June 30, 2020

My wife, Bobbie, and I were blessed to be married by Pastor Leamon 49 years ago.

Sandie Hodges

June 29, 2020

Reverend Leamon was our Pastor and officiated our wedding at Mt Lebanon Baptist Church in Maryville 1969. He also officiated my husband, Steve's ordination into the ministry in 1974 there. We always appreciated his love, guidance and support. Many wonderful memories. Rest in peace Bro. Gene! Our prayers and love to the family! Dr. Steve and Sandie Hodges


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