Jack Leonhard, born March 22, 1947 in Leavenworth, KS, joined family members in heaven Monday, September 30, 2022. He left this earth with his loving wife Cindy by his side.
Jack was truly a selfless man, always willing to help anyone in need. He served honorably as a Petty Officer in the Navy during the Vietnam War aboard the U.S.S. Laffey (DD-724).
Jack never shied away from hard work, always pouring his heart and soul into everything he did; a value he instilled in his children. He never met a stranger and was always able to make conversation and forge friendships wherever he went. He will always be remembered for his smile, jokes and laughter. He was bigger than life itself. His favorite saying was “Never jump into water before checking for rocks.”
Jack is survived by his wife: Cindy; brother George (Denny), NV; sister Kathy and nephew Josh, TX; sister Janine, KS; daughter April and family, Paul, and grandsons Tyler and Braden and great-granddaughter Layla, TN; daughter Lisa from KS; son Brandon and family, Mason, Emerson and Rachel from IN.; daughter Kati, FL, and granddaughter Makalynn, GA; son, Cody, LA.
Jack will be sincerely missed and forever loved. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lawrence County Disabled American Veterans (DAV).