Leon Edgar Wishum

May 23, 1923May 4, 2019

Leon Edgar Wishum, 95, of Gulf Breeze, Florida went home to the Lord on May, 5, 2019.

For over 70 years, Leon was a longtime preacher for the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Betty Wishum.

He is survived by his son, Gene (Kim) Wishum of Lynn Haven, Florida; Sister, Laverne (Cliff) Singley; Grandkids, Alison Browne, Gene (Jamie) Wishum, Jacob Wishum, and Parker Browne;

Leon also leaves behind 5 great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Jon, Liam, Ashlee, and Luke.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May, 8, 2019 from 10 to 11 am with a funeral service at 11am at Eastern Gate Funeral Home Chapel followed immediately by a burial at Eastern Gate Memorial Gardens.

Eastern Gate Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Covenant Hospice of Pensacola.


  • Preceded by:
    Betty Wishum (Wife)

    Survived By:
    Gene (Kim) Wishum (Son)
    Laverne (Cliff) Singley (Sister)
    Alison Browne (Grandchild)
    Gene (Jamie) Wishum (Grandchild)
    Jacob Wishum (Grandchild)
    Parker Browne (Grandchild)

    Leon also leaves behind 5 great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Jon, Liam, Ashlee, and Luke.


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 8, 2019


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Jeffrey Scott

May 8, 2019

He was a very nice man and had a wealth of knowledge. He baptized me while he was a fill-in preacher at the Jay church. My parents would often spend time with him and Betty as they very much loved and respected this man.

Carla Burleson

May 7, 2019

Brother and Sister Wishum were there in 1983 and they watch me grow up. Brother Wishin held the services for my mom and my dad. When my mother was killed Sister Wishum was right there to help me if I needed it. They were both good examples of living a Christian Life and havinhelping others. They love God first and then all of us at Eastgate. My heart is broken that they're both gone now but they're in a better place. My prayers will go up for the family. I don't have a hip joint on my right side and I wouldn't be able to come to the services I am home bound now, but I want them to know that I will keep them in my prayers , we loved your parents.

Jody Ritchie

May 7, 2019

I love this man of God. He was a huge part of my life and helped me through some of the hardest times of my life. He baptized one of my sons. I loved to visit him or surprise him at his home congregation. He preached many years and continued home Bible studies for as long as you could. He loved his wife and I was so touched watching him feed her with such patience. I appreciate the contribution he made to my life, but mostly all the souls he so faithfully taught Gods word.

Owen & Moonean Farley

May 7, 2019

We enjoyed a long friendship with L.E. & Betty which began in 1983 when he became the minister at East gate.
Our wedding anniversaries were within the same week of December and we enjoyed going out together to celebrate.
Bro. Wishum was a fine example of a true Christian.

Sandra Mitchell

May 7, 2019

Brother Wishum baptized all three of my sons when he was the preacher at Eastgate Church of Christ. He was an excellent example of a true Christian and heavily influenced my entire family. My Mother always said that when she went to be with the Lord that she wanted Brother Wishum to do her funeral. He was kind enough to do so in September of 2002. We, the Bedsole and Mitchell families, wish his entire family the peace that passes all understanding and God’s richest blessings.

Virginia Phillips

May 7, 2019

L. E. and Betty Wishum will always be in my Memory Album on my list of Favorites. My late husband, Jesse and I, were friends with the Wishums for over 50 years. Both Jesse and L.E. were gospel ministers in the Church of Christ. We spent many happy hours in their home and ours through the years. Our children played together as youngsters. L. E. was a godly husband, father and friend. He has gone to rest from his labors and his works do follow him. My sincerest sympathy to his son, Gene, and all the family.

Virginia Phillips