Sharon Dawn Leonard


Sharon Dawn Leonard, 70, entered into rest on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. Sharon was born on Feb. 26, 1948, in Bar Harbor, to the late Jesse Lee Forbis and Annie Irene Spears Forbis. Most of all, she loved sharing photos and stories about her grandchildren. Sharon’s other pastimes included traveling, lunching with friends, and spending time with her family, whom she loved dearly.

Her memory will forever be treasured by her loving husband of 52 years, CSM. John James Leonard Jr., U.S. Army (Ret.); daughters, Jessica Leonard Casey (Jim) of Athens, Ga., and Lynn Leonard Tinkham (Blair) of Manchester; grandchildren; Chloe, Simon, Campton, Parker, Tilden, Boden and Sidonie; and brothers; Doug Forbis and Michael Forbis.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, from 9 until 10 a.m. at McCullough Funeral Home. A funeral service for Mrs. Leonard will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home. Afterward, Mrs. Leonard will be laid to rest in Andersonville National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial donations be given in memory of Mrs. Leonard to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Shriners Children’s Hospital, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

Go to to sign the online registry for the family. McCullough Funeral Home and Crematory has the privilege of being entrusted with Mrs. Leonard’s arrangements.

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