Mr. Robert Edward “Bob” Leonard, 84, passed away Saturday Aug. 29, 2020 at the Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville.  He was born in Sparta, Tenn. on Jan. 26, 1936 to T.L. Leonard and Mollie Little Leonard who preceded him in death along with his brother, Charles T. Leonard. Bob was a member of the Manchester First United Methodist Church serving as Head Usher for many years.  He was a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Forestry.  He was a Forester with the State of Tennessee for 38 years before his retirement. He was a Member, secretary and two-time President of the Manchester Rotary Club and 4-time Paul Harris Fellow also coordinating the fundraisers for Rotary. He loved woodworking and was a member of the Tennessee Valley Woodworking Club and the Carving Club.  He also attended the University of Tennessee and was a huge Lady Vols fan. Bob was voted 2019 Manchester Citizen of the Year. Bob volunteered with the We Care back to school program, The One Day of Hope Event, and the Good Samaritan program.  He worked with The Boy Scouts of America and Earned his Eagle Scout award. He is survived by his wife of 51 plus years, Nellie Fritts Leonard; his loving aunt, Beverly Little of Lewisburg; loving nieces and nephew, great nieces, and nephews several cousins and friends along with special friends, Maggie and Inez Smith. Funeral services were 11 a.m., Tuesday in the Central Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Randy Brown and Rev, Neal Glass officiating with burial in the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.  Visitation was 5–8 p.m. Monday at Central Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice in Bob’s Memory.

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