OBITUARY

Richard C. Leonard

February 8, 1951December 4, 2018
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Richard C. Leonard, 67, of League City, Texas passed away on December 4, 2018. He was born in Hammonton, New Jersey on February 8, 1951 to Ernest and Rose Leonard. He was married to Fusun Leonard for 26 years.

Richard had a career in aviation as a pilot. He graduated from Hammonton High School in 1969 and shipped immediately to Vietnam from Paris Island. After returning from the military, he pursued his flying career, starting at Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He got his first wings with Eastern Airlines.

He also owned and operated a flight training school in Houston called TACT; Texas American Crew Training. This is where many pilots got their ratings and are now flying for major airlines. He also did contract jobs in different parts of the world, which consisted of VVIP flights, where he was the VP of Operations. Richard helped many companies get their air worthiness certificates and planned and performed their proofing flights until his retirement; which he hated!

Richard was a strong-willed man who had integrity and strength that was admired by all. He loved his wife and daughter unconditionally. He will be deeply missed!

He is survived by his loving wife, Fusun Leonard; daughter, Courtney Leonard; and brother, Ernest Leonard and his family.

A visitation for Richard will be held Monday, December 10, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Forest Park East Funeral Home, 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, Texas 77598, followed by a celebration of life at 3:00 pm.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, December 10, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Monday, December 10, 2018
REMEMBERING

Richard C. Leonard

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jennifer Leonard

December 10, 2018

I am Richard's first born daughter Jennifer. Me An MY father were not on speaking terms when he passed but he still was my Dad.I LOVE U DADDY.... WISH I COULD GO BACK IN TIME AN MAKE THINGS RIGHT BETWEEN MY FATHER. HE ALSO LEFT BEHIND A GRANDSON AN TWO GREAT GRANDKIDS... MYSELF CHOOSE TO CARRY OUR LAST NAME ON THRU MY SON. DADDY I WILL ALWAYS LOVE U AN SORRY THAT I DID NOT MAKE THIS RIGHT..

LOVE YOUR PUMPKIN JENNIFER

Ginger Sammons

December 10, 2018

Richard was a lovely neighbor who we often visited with while walking his dog.. We enjoyed exchanging stories about work and mostly about our children, He was sooo proud of Courtney ! He will surely be missed. Our prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Rick and Ginger

Nina Osborne

December 9, 2018

The Staff of Forest Park East sends our sincere condolences to your family for the loss of your loved one.

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