Mark Allen Leatherwood
Mark Allen Leatherwood, age 63, passed away October 17, 2017. Born November 9, 1953 in Hopewell, VA, he was the son of Laura Miller Leatherwood and the late Robert Henry Leatherwood. Mark loved American History, fishing, gardening, being outdoors, especially planting and caring for trees. He spent his earlier years as a lumber grader for Seward Lumber Company and he also worked felling trees for Buchanan Logging. He loved his family very much and always took special time to pick out and order the perfect birthday and Christmas gifts. Mark was a member of Norfolk County Grays Camp No. 1549 and the Titanic Historical Society Inc. He was also an avid supporter of the Save the Redwoods League and the National Arbor Day Foundation.
Along with his mother, left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mary Lyn Leatherwood; daughters, Carrie Little and husband, Joe and Amanda Bostick and husband, Chris; brothers, Neal Leatherwood and Todd Leatherwood and wife, Kerry; sisters, Janet L. Garrett and husband, Evans, Lisa L. Mayo and husband, Buddy, Cindy Scott and husband, Chris, grandchildren Genesee Little, Killiney Little, and Causie Little and many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. The family wishes to express sincere appreciation to Pastor Ray Rowland, Intrepid Hospice Care, and Chris and Amanda Bostick for the amazing love and care they provided while he was staying with them in Illinois.
The family will receive friends at R. W. Baker & Company Funeral Home in Wakefield, VA on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10am to 12pm, with a graveside service to follow at 2pm at Claremont Cemetery behind Ritchie Episcopal Church, 115 Virginia Avenue, Claremont, VA with Pastor Ray Rowland officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Claremont United Methodist Church, 274 Bailey Avenue, Claremont, VA 23899. You may also plant a tree to honor his memory. Condolences may be posted and video may be viewed at www.rwbakerfh.com.
R.W. Baker & Co. funeral Home
11414 General Mahone Hwy.
Wakefield, VA 23888
115 Virginia Avenue
Claremont, VA 23899