RONNIE L. LEATHERDALE
Ronnie L. Leatherdale, 77, of Quincy, passed away at 9:14 p.m. Thursday (January 11, 2018) in Blessing Hospital.
Born May 5, 1940 in Beardstown, Illinois, Ronnie was the son of Gerald Hugh and Marjorie Eileen Young Leatherdale. He married Judith Ann "Judy" Rockwell on August 8, 1961 in Beardstown, Illinois. She preceded him in death on June 9, 2003.
A longtime member of Crossroad Church in Quincy, Ronnie had also been a member of the Quincy V. F. W. Ronnie was an avid fisherman and sportsman who enjoyed playing cards with family and friends, watching football and basketball and going on walks.
Mr. Leatherdale served his country for 20 years in the U. S. Navy from 1960 until his retirement in 1980. Following his retirement from the Navy, Ronnie became an over the road truck driver until an accident forced his retirement in 1984.
Survivors include three children, Gerald Hugh Leatherdale of Quincy, Kelly Loring Leatherdale (Scott Holman) of Olympia Village, MO and Ronnie L. Leatherdale II (Shekana) of Quincy; eight grandchildren, Natasha Holman (fiance', Paul Ledford), John Holman, Michael Holman, Ebony Humphrey, Paishence Anderson, Surai Leatherdale, Cortez Dickson and Loyal Pinneck; eight great grandchildren, Savannah, Mariah, Galileo, Olivia, Elijah, Paulie, Taylor and Caydn; two sisters, Molly VanPelt of Aurora, IL and Marjorie Warner (Terry Werner) of Galesburg, IL; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Judy; and two brothers, Rodney Lee Phillips and John Henry Phillips.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10:00 at Crossroad Church, 700 South 21st Street in Quincy with Pastor Lindy Sloan officiating. Burial with Military Honors by Quincy American Legion Post 37 and the U. S. Navy Funeral Honors Detail will be in Sunset Cemetery in Quincy.
Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy and Wednesday morning from 9:30 until the time of services at Crossroad Church in Quincy.
Memorials may be made to Crossroad Church.