Ralph Hobert Leonard

Published 10:05 am Monday, November 18, 2019

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Mr. Ralph Hobert Leonard, 73, of Riverdale Road, Mocksville, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 at his home.

He was born Jan. 21, 1946 in Forsyth County to the late Charles Hobert and Ruby Evelyn Byrd Leonard. Mr. Leonard loved fishing, animals, gardening, and music, especially bluegrass. Western shows, NASCAR, wrestling, and football were among his favorite things to watch on TV. He was always known to lend a helping hand to anyone and loved his grandkids. Mr. Leonard will be remembered as an honest, hard-working man, who cared for his family.

He was also preceded in death by 4 siblings, Charles Ronald Leonard, Patricia Gail Holmes, David Michael Leonard, and Jacob Eugene Leonard.

Survivors: his wife of 53 years, Hope Lorraine Howard Leonard of the home; children, Michelle Leonard Surratt (Brian), Lynn Leonard Hopkins, Ralph Keith Leonard (Darlene), all of Lexington, and Wendi Dami-Mendonca (Flavio) of Charleston, S.C.; 13 grandchildren, Brandon Ginn, Bruce Benson II, Kaylian Rijnart, Justin Leonard, Corley Winje, Walton K. Surratt, Carlyn Surratt, Terran Dami, Chase Leonard, Ruby Dami, Riley Leonard, Hunter Hopkins, and Lola Dami; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was conducted at 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Darren Crotts officiating. Burial followed in Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons. The family received friends Sunday, Nov. 17 at the funeral home.

Condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.