Stephen “Guerry” Leonard

By  | September 16, 2022 | Filed under: Obituaries, Rideout' Brown Service

Stephen Guerry Leonard Stephen “Guerry” Leonard

April 26, 1958- March 28, 2021

Born on April 26,1958 to Stephen and Jessie Petermann Leonard in Decatur, Alabama.

Died peacefully in his sleep on March 28, 2021 in Decatur, Alabama.

Guerry graduated from Rhodes College (Southwestern at Memphis) in 1980 and then received his Master Fine Arts in art from University of Memphis (Memphis State) in 1982. He retired from his job with the State of Tennessee where he spent many years helping others in need.

Guerry was a very gifted artist, musician, and cook. He made beautiful jewelry for friends and

Family and loved cooking-especially barbeque. He always had the best stereo equipment so he could  listen to his favorite records.

He lived most of his adult life in Memphis, TN, where he had attended school, and loved that city very much- only moving back to Decatur when poor health required him to do so for his final 3 years.

Guerry was preceded in death by his father, Stephen V. Leonard who was a decorated combat fighter pilot- veteran of WWII, and his mother Jessie Petermann Leonard, a dedicated teacher who loved to travel.

He is survived by his sisters Kathy, (Phil) Peterson, Nancy Holzwanger, Cindy (Tom) Montgomery and many nieces and nephews.

Any remembrances can be made to the Salvation Army or a charity of your choice.

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