Max B Leonard

June 11, 1933February 20, 2021

Max Bohn Leonard, 87 of Carroll, Ohio, passed into the house of his Lord on February 20th, 2021. Max was born to the late Gerald & Marcile Mary Couts Leonard on June 11th, 1933. Born in Winchester, Indiana, he was a 1952 graduate of Winchester High School. Max graduated from Ball State University with a B.S. in Accounting. He served his country in the US Army, stationed in Germany during the Korean War. Max spent his life working at Anchor Hocking, where he retired after 27 years. He was a local referee for baseball, basketball, and football. Max never met a stranger. He was adored and loved by all he came into contact with, through his genuine and infectious sense of humor. Max was an avid golfer & loved golfing with his wife Patty & friends. He worked part time and played many rounds at Pine Hill Golf Course for many years. He was a past member of Charity Newsies, Masonic Lodge, Elks, VFW, & American Legion. Max was preceded in death by his parents, wife Patty of 50 years, stepdaughter, Pam Dotson, brothers, Rex and Ray Leonard, sister in law, Norma Norris & brother in law, Charles Norris. Max is survived by nephews, Denny (Sandy) Norris, Parry (Judy) Norris, Boyd (Julie) Norris & nieces, Janice (Dale) Jennings & Candace (Brian) Dixon. Memorial donations in Max’s name may be made to: Brighten Your Future Scholarship (PO BOX 991, Logan, OH 43138) or FairHope Hospice (282 Sells Rd, Lancaster, OH 43130). The family would like to express their sincere thanks to OSU James Cancer Center, Bickford Assisted Living of Lancaster & FairHope Hospice; RN Stephanie & her Team members. Graveside Services are to be held on Friday, February 26th, 2021 at 2PM at BETZER CEMETERY in Carroll, Ohio, where he will be laid to rest with his dear wife Patty & step-daughter Pam. Funeral services are being handled through HALTEMAN-FETT & DYER FUNERAL HOME.


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, February 26, 2021


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Fran Tiburzio

February 24, 2021

Max was simply the kindest, sweetest, most joyous soul. I loved talking with him and seeing that big smile on his face. Rest in peace, you sweet man!

Emily Hollett

February 23, 2021

Max was the sweetest and happiest man I have ever known. No matter what happened throughout his day he was always smiling. He brought light and happiness to everyone around him. I miss being with him almost everyday playing card games, singing old songs, painting, him telling me silly old sayings and just having conversations about sports, golf, his travels or even just him telling me about his day. I may have only known him for a few shorts years but we made the best of each and every day. I’ll forever miss you Max you have changed my life and the lives of everyone you’ve met. It was an honor and a privilege to be your nurses aide.

Jocie Moore

February 23, 2021

Max was the kindest person I had ever met. He had the sweetest soul. It was an honor to be his nurses aide at Bickford of Lancaster. One night, most of the residents were in bed and Max was still up, so me and my coworkers decided to play some funky music for him and the other residents who were still awake, and I walked over to Max and started dancing with him. That smile on his face from that night is the smile I will cherish forever. That night I will cherish forever.

Debbie Henderly

February 23, 2021

Max was a great guy and a good friend to my dad who was also a resident at Bickford. They (and I) shared many laughs together. Rest in peace my friend......

Michael Shook

February 23, 2021

Played golf at Pine Hills in the Anchor Hocking golf league with Max for many years. He loved a good cigar and always had a smile and a kind word to share. Max never changed, even in the past few years at Bickford he always had that big smile and loud hello for anyone that walked thru the door. Rest In Peace Max.

Boyf Norris

February 22, 2021

I remember taking a trip to Muncie Indian to meet Max’s mom and brother Ray . Max will have a flag flying in his honor every memorial week at the field of flags in Texas!! He was a great man that will be missed

Julie Norris

February 22, 2021

I first met Max when I was 17 and working at Pine Hill Golf Course. He was the friendliness man and at first I thought he was Boyd’s Dad. He would always tip us girls really well and we all knew to have his beer cold and waiting for him. He was just always so pleasant and jovial with that big grin on his face. Boyd and I were honored to have him stand up for us as a groomsman at our wedding. He was always a joy to see at holiday gatherings our girls loved their Uncle Max so much.