Mark Allen Leatherwood

Mark Allen Leatherwood

Claremont, VA
11.09.1953 - 10.17.2017

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

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R.W. Baker & Co. funeral Home
11414 General Mahone Hwy.
Wakefield, VA 23888
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Claremont Cemetery
115 Virginia Avenue
Claremont, VA 23899
United States


Dear Amanda, You have my deepest sympathy. Your heart is heavy now, but hopefully soon the memories you've shared with your Father will ease some of the pain you are going through . He's now an Angel looking down on his family with a smile on his face.


Amanda, I am truly sorry for your loss and I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Teri Miller

Dear family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one and send you my sincere condolences. May you find comfort from the promises in God's word at Revelation 21:3,4 about no more sickness or death and at Acts 24:15 where his Son says "there is going to be a resurrection...". Heartfelt prayers are with you and your family.


Dear Carrie,
I am truly sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Betsy Peoples

My condolences to this sweet family. We have ties all the way back to my childhood.
Cherish the memories that you have. They are what will get you through these difficult days ahead.
Penny Sue

Penny Hite

To the family,
My condolences to you. Remember the good times with Mark. We go back to school days at Claremont Manor Academy with Lisa, and her Mom driving the bus. So sorry for your loss, Mark is looking down and smiling. God Bless you!

Terri Terrell-Stoner

Carrie and Amanda,

Always remember that when a person departs from this earth they never truly leave, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds and through the two of you, Me-maw, and all of the of the Leatherwood family, Mark will always live on in our hearts and he will never be forgotten.
Please accept my heartfelt condolences!


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