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John Madison Leatherwood
December 19, 1935 ~ September 24, 2022 (age 86) 86 Years Old
John Madison Leatherwood, age 86, resident of Moscow, Tennessee and husband of the late Nina Frances Hollida Leatherwood, departed this life Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Methodist LeBonheur Hospital in Germantown, Tennessee.
John was born December 19, 1935 in Moscow, the son of the late Bynum Leatherwood and Odell Cheek Leatherwood. He was employed by the Carrier Corporation in Collierville, Tennessee for many years before his retirement. John loved spending time with his family. He loved Christmas and decorating his home with hundreds of lights and dressing as Santa Claus. He enjoyed wearing caps and had quite the collection.
Mr. Leatherwood is survived by his children, Brenda Dunn (Ronny), Jimmy Leatherwood (Lisa), Sheila Leatherwood (Nick) and John Leatherwood, Jr. (Michelle); his grandchildren, Luke, Shelly, Sheryl, Mark, Austin, Hayden, Ty, Cade and Miley; his great-grandchildren, Kayla, Drew, Lucas, Anna, CJ, Jaycee and Blaze; his great-great-grandson, Oakley; six sisters, Georgia Walls, Bonnie Byrd, Christine Tacker, Edna Cryer (Buddy), Judy Pepper and Debra Seale; and three brothers, Bill Leatherwood (Ann), Virgil Leatherwood (Jeanette) and June Leatherwood (Bettye Gail).
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Nina Leatherwood; their son, Mike Leatherwood and his wife, Shirley; two sisters, Ruby Tacker and Mary Myers (Lean); and two brothers, Buddy Leatherwood and Jack Leatherwood.
Funeral Services for Mr. Leatherwood were held at 1 P.M. Friday, September 30, 2022 at the Peebles Main Funeral Chapel in Somerville, Tennessee with Bro. Wayne Hodge, pastor of Forty-Five Baptist Church in Moscow, officiating. Interment followed in the Forty-Five Church Cemetery at Moscow.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers were Mr. Leatherwood’s grandsons, Luke Leatherwood, Austin Leatherwood, Mark Garrett, Hayden Leatherwood, Ty Leatherwood and Cade Leatherwood and great-grandsons, Drew Pruett and Charles “CJ” Taylor. Honorary pallbearers were Shawn Adlon and Bryton Lipford.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to Forty-Five Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1075 Leatherwood Road, Moscow, TN 38057.