Leonard Lefty Francis Burgoon

May 25, 1940August 19, 2013

Leonard Burgoon

Burgoon Leonard "Lefty", peacefully passed away, August 19, 2013 at his home. Born in Circleville, Oh to the late Oscar and Marvine (Ramey) Burgoon, May 25, 1940. His claim to fame being in the movie "Rio Bravo" with John Wayne. He was a member of the National Guard and received three honorable discharges. He was a reserve police officer for Madison Township for 11 years. He is a member of Baltimore Masonic Lodge F&AM. Survived by wife of 46 years, Janet (Crow) Burgoon. Survived by children, Jacqueline (Clyde) Nellis, Donna Bodkins, Duane (Crystal) Burgoon, Jeanne (Brian) Adolph and Jeannette (Rob Hayth) Burgoon; six grandchildren, Stefanie Bodkins, Kelly (Trever) Gottschalk, Catherine Adolph, Joseph (Mary) Adolph, Adam Adolph and Matthew Burgoon; great granddaughter, Kendallen Gottschalk. Also survived by sisters and brother, Shirley Jordan, Barbara (Kyle) Barboa, Charles Burgoon, Sharon (Charles) Woods, MaryAnn (Jim) Chapin. Preceded in death by Gertrude Burgoon, Beverly (Paul) Griffey, W. Kenny Burgoon, and Jackie Burgoon. Many Family, Nieces, Nephews and Friends. Visitation to be held at Kauber-Sammons Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., Pataskala, Oh., on Thursday, August 22, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Masonic Service 7:30 p.m. Funeral Service 10 a.m. Friday with Rev. Dennis Witt officiating. Interment Franklin Hills Cemetery Lithopolis, Oh. with full Military Honors. There will be an online memorial at


  • Funeral Service Friday, August 23, 2013

Leonard Lefty Francis Burgoon

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Cheryl Plak

August 23, 2013

Brian and family, so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Deborah Hickle

August 23, 2013

So sorry for your loss.

Jeff & Kelli Murdock

August 22, 2013

Jean, Brian & Family,
We are very sorry for your loss. Keep the spirit of your dad alive in your hearts, and hold tight to all your fond memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Maria Littler

August 22, 2013

Sorry for the loss thoughts and prayers.

Carmela Slough

August 22, 2013

I'm sorry we love you Uncle Leonard you'll be missed and you always be in our hearts,You are with the Lord now.My love to my family. Love,Steve,Carmela Sough and family

Carole Robinson

August 22, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of great sorrow. Leonard was a good man who touched many lives. May all your good memories get you through this difficult time.

Mary Adolph

August 21, 2013

I'm glad I was able to meet you and have you at the wedding. I admired your strength and humor and love for your family. Even in the hospital you were a hoot. And even though we weren't blood-related, I still love you and will miss you.

Nancy Carle

August 21, 2013

i knew Leonard for many years and he would have gave his shirt off his back for you rest in peace leonard

Shelley Adkins

August 21, 2013

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

August 21, 2013

Martha Hunter
New Port Richey, Florida