OBITUARY

Edward A. Leonard

Edward A. “Buck” Leonard, 95, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on Sunday, December 10, 2017 surrounded by his loving wife Vernadine and family. Edward was born on June 21, 1922 to Edward J. and Mary Leonard of Houma and graduated from High School in New Orleans.

In 1942, upon enlistment to the United States Navy during World War II he served aboard the NRAB, NTC, and U.S.S. Dutchess, earning C rank. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific American Area Ribbon, and the Philippine Liberation Medal during his 3 years of service, receiving an honorable discharge in 1945.]

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Percy, Paul and Joe Leonard; sister, Pearl Austin and one son Gerald Leonard. Those left to cherish his memory is his wife, Vernadine of Welsh; son, Michael Leonard of New Orleans; daughters, Diana and Cynthia Leonard both of New Orleans, LA; sister, Catherine Cook of Metairie LA.

Services will be 10am, Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Hixson Funeral Home of Welsh. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from the hours of 2pm until 7pm with a rosary at 6pm. Visitation will resume on Wednesday at 8:30am until time of service. Burial will follow at Ardoin Cove Cemetery. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com

Services

  • Visitation at Hixson Funeral Home Tuesday, December 12, 2017
  • Funeral Service at Hixson Funeral Home Wednesday, December 13, 2017
REMEMBERING

Edward A. Leonard

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Jacqui Cipollone

December 14, 2017

He was a true Leonard! He enjoyed life! My father loved him like no other. Rest In Peace uncle buck!

Xoxo
Jacqui

Mel & Joanne Leonard

December 13, 2017

Uncle Buck ~ I have so many incredible memories of the great times we've had together. Love always, Mel and Joanne

Dennis Leonard

December 12, 2017

You enjoyed a long life and many memories. I hope I have some of those "Leonard" genes. Peace be with you. See you on the other side.

December 12, 2017

Uncle Buck, all your Family is waiting for you, especially my Dad. Now he has another relative to drink with. You know how us Leonard's enjoy happy hours all day long. Will miss seeing and talking with you. God has already welcomed you, remember to save me a drink and a spot with you. All my Love, Rita(Leonard) Crist (Carrollton, Tx)

Barbara Lenfant

December 12, 2017

Barbara Lenfant

December 12, 2017

Barbara Lenfant

December 12, 2017

Uncle Buck, you will truly be missed. We will be here for Aunt Verna, so you need not worry! I'm sure there is a big Leonard party awaiting for you. My family and I will never forget you. Love ya, Lil HIp!

FROM THE FAMILY