Bennie Lee Leonard, 84, of Southern Pines, NC was laid to rest October 14, 2019 at Yates-Thagard Baptist Church Cemetery, Pastor Steven Johnson officiating.  Leonard died peacefully at home October 10, 2019.  

Born February 12, 1935 in Reidsville, NC, he was the son of the late Ray G. Leonard and the late Tiny Mae Leonard.  He also was preceded in death by his sister Anita Bowling.

He served as a U.S. Marine Sargent enlisting in 1957 and was honorably discharged in 1961.

He was a member of Steamfitters Local 602, Capitol Heights, MD.  He progressed to Labor Manager of a large Mechanical Engineering Company and was also a Welding Instructor in the Local 602 Trade School.

Surviving are his wife Martha Barton-Leonard of Southern Pines, NC and daughters Kathy Ann Leonard and Deborah Lynn Leonard Irvine and nephews Randy and Ricky Bowling, two grandchildren, Brandon and Amanda.

Bennie and Martha are members of Yates-Thagard Baptist Church.

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Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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