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Leonard R. Wilmoth


Leonard R. Wilmoth
Age 89 of Normantown, Gilmer County departed this life at 7:05 AM, Wednesday, September 01, 2010 at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born May 28, 1921 in Braxton County a son of the late Willie and Osie Collins Wilmoth.

Leonard was an Army veteran of WWII serving from 1942 to 1946 and a retired Gilmer County school bus driver with 35 years of service.

On He was a very active member of the Lower Steer Run Missionary Baptist Church at Normantown where he was a deacon for 60 years.

On May 17, 1947 he was married to Mary James Wilmoth who survives at their Normantown home.

Survivors include one son, Joe Wilmoth and wife Patricia of Normantown; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Dawson Wilmoth of Grantsville, wife of the late Larry Steve Wilmoth son of Leonard and Mary.

Five grandchildren survive:  Jennifer Wilmoth of Toledo, OH; Ryan Wilmoth of Parkersburg, WV; Steve Wilmoth of Grantsville, WV; James Wilmoth and wife Jessica of Grantsville and Andrew Wilmoth of Normantown, WV.  Four great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren also survive.

One brother and one sister survive:  Hayward Wilmoth and wife Judy of Elyria, OH and Goldie Carpenter of Stouts Mills, WV.

Leonard was preceded in death by 5 brothers and 2 sisters:  Ola, Stanley, Adrian, Clyde and Monroe Wilmoth; Ethel Ashley and Grace Wilmoth.  He was also preceded by one grandson and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Lower Steer Run Missionary Baptist Church at 2:00 PM, Saturday, September04, 2010 with Elder Mark Minney officiating.

Burial will follow in the James Cemetery, Normantown.

Friends may call at the Church from 12 Noon until 2:00 PM the funeral hour.

Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. is assisting the family of Leonard R. Wilmoth with arrangements.

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