Edgar J. “Bud” Leonard Jr.

 Funeral services for Edgar J. “Bud” Leonard Jr., 88, of Lucedale were held May 10, 2022 at 11 a.m. at George County Funeral Home Chapel. He was born Oct. 3, 1933 in Independence, La. He was a member of Barton Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and served 20 years during the Vietnam conflict. He was also an electrician and was employed at Halter Marine. He died May 5, 2022 in Hattiesburg. He is survived by a son Robert (Beverly) Leonard of Vancleave; two daughters Karen (Tommy) Havard and Kelly Leonard, both of Lucedale; three grandsons Jonathon Leonard, Justin Havard and Derrick Havard; four great-granddaughters Bethany (Josh) Leonard LaBoy, Kimberly Leonard, Jayda Leonard and Alyse Havard; a great-great-grandson Benjamin Leonard LaBoy; two sisters Aline Morgan of Walker, La. and Frances (Jimmy) Robertson of Zachary, La.; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Nell Leonard; two sons Donald and Karl Leonard; and a grandson David Robertson. Officiating the services were Bro. Jimmy Robertson and Bro. John Henry. Interment was held at Barton Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors. Pallbearers were Justin Havard, Derrick Havard, Larry Havard, Luke Grierson, Zach Hearndon, Jacob Hearndon and Garrell Steede. George County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.