OBITUARY

James "Frog" Gary Leeper

September 7, 1943January 12, 2021

Leeper, James Gary "Frog" 77 of Knoxville, TN Tuesday, January 12, 2021 drove his boat through the gates of Heaven with his family waving to him from the banks. Gary was a retired Navy Veteran, an avid fisherman and loved to hunt. He was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, and a friend to many. Gary was preceded in death by wife, Ann Leeper; parents, James and Frances Leeper; sister, Gloria Armes; brothers-in-law, Leon Shook and Jack Armes. He is survived by children, Sherry Bailey (Gina Brown), Bill (Lisa) King, Janice (Shawn) Whaley; grandchildren, Angie King, Kate Talley, Megan Whaley, Aubriee Whaley; great grandchildren, Jordan Mayes, Reese Talley, baby boy Talley due in the Spring; sisters, Brenda (Ray) Brakebill, Joan (Larry) Burton, Jean Shook; several nieces and nephews; special companion, Diane Goins. Graveside service will take place Friday, January 15th at 1pm at Berry Highland Memorial 5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Masks are required.

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  • Graveside Service

    Friday, January 15, 2021

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James "Frog" Gary Leeper

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Cliff & Neva Bowerman

January 15, 2021

Frog will be missed by the Bowermans. Our hunting and fishing buddy. Rest on peace

Yvonne mullins

January 14, 2021

Billy and I are so sorry for your loss your family will be in our thoughts and prayers

Joe Reynolds

January 14, 2021

So sorry to hear this. I had the privilege of working with Frog for many years. He was one of the Good Guys, top-notch at everything he put his hand to. He will be missed.
Joe Reynolds

Connie Blackburn

January 14, 2021

Jean, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days to come. Connie Thurman Blackburn Powell, TN.
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Lawrence Leeper

January 13, 2021

Gary , Joan, Brenda and Gloria were all born while living with us on Mitchell Street. Gary was one of those special kids, always kind, always happy, always smiling and a real joy to have around. He was 8 years old when I joined the navy and he never changed.....still kind, happy, smiling and a joy to have around. Heaven gained a real treasure when Gary arrived. Save a place around that fishing hole Gary , I'll be there soon. Uncle Lawrence

Gary & Sheila Ford

January 13, 2021

We are so sorry .The whole family will be in our thoughts and prayers.We know your hearts are broken.All our love and hugs.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY