SHALLOTTE — Elroy Maxton Leonard, 91, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at his residence. He was born Dec. 16, 1928, in Brunswick County, the son of the late William Lloyd Leonard and Elva Pauline Grissett Leonard.
He was also preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Marie Hewett Leonard; daughter, Janice Leonard; brother, Lloyd Ethridge (Buddy) Leonard; and two sisters, Joyce Leonard Skeen and Dorit Leonard Teeters.
Mr. Leonard was a charter member of Shallotte Presbyterian Church. He was owner and operator of Leonard and Sons Seafood for over 60 years. He was an avid race car fan and a native of Village Point.
Surviving are his sons, Danny Leonard of Tarpon Springs, Florida, and Don Leonard and Patricia of Calabash; brother, Sammy Leonard, and his wife, Betty, of Calabash; sister, Shelby Leonard Rourk of Shallotte; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Tom Teeter of Boone; several nieces and nephews; and a host of many friends.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, at Brunswick Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jason L. Benton officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Liberty and Home Health Hospice or the Humane Society.
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