Ralph Hodges Leonard

Published 9:07 am Friday, July 29, 2022

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Ralph Hodges Leonard, 79, of Mocksville, died Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at Bermuda Commons in Advance.

He was born Oct. 13, 1942 in Forsyth County to the late James Cleveland and Ruby Elizabeth Hodges Leonard.  Mr. Leonard was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Vietnam War.  He loved UNC and Yankees baseball, and was a fan of the Carolina Panthers. One of the highlights of his life was attending the 2006 World Series.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Leonard.

Survivors include: his wife, Elizabeth “Lib” Turner Leonard; daughters, Paige Baranyai (Steve) of Auburn Hills, Mich., and Kimberly Tippett (Wayne) of Raleigh; siblings, Carol Cobb (Calvin) of Cypress, Texas, and Don Leonard (Joanna) of Winston-Salem; a sister-in-law, CeCe Leonard of Jamestown; and grandsons, Brendan Baranyai and Matthew Tippett.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17 at Lambert Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, 25 Main St., Cooperstown, NY 13326.

Condolences: www.lambertfuneralhomenc.com.