He was born in Kingsport, Tennessee, a son of the late Robert Roy Leonard, Sr., and Nellie Hammitt Leonard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Robert Steven Leonard; three sisters, Violet Lovelace, Doris Carrier, and Nellie Brinkley; and one brother, Charles Bryon Leonard.
Robert was a graduate of Science Hill High School, a veteran of the United States Army, and a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church of Johnson City. He was a business owner of Super Oil Company and an avid UT Volunteers fan.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jane P. Leonard; one daughter, Melinda Boling and husband Kennie; one son, Jeff Leonard; one daughter-in-law, Debbie Leonard; five grandchildren, Bradley Boling, S.J. Leonard, Jessica Blevins, Seth Leonard, and Emily Palan; four great grandchildren, Jacob and Mia Blevins, Bryan Leonard, and Ronin Leonard; one brother, Dwight “Greasy” Leonard; and several nieces and nephews.
A Private Committal Service and Interment will be held in the Garden of the Gospels at Monte Vista Memorial Park with Rev. Ted Henry officiating.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the Leonard family by visiting www.montevistafunerals.com.
Arrangements especially for Mr. Robert Roy “Hobe” Leonard, Jr., and his family have been made through Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 1900 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN; 423-282-2631.