Thomas Joseph Leonard, age 71, of Elwood, passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville .
He was born in Elwood on December 23, 1948, to the late Raymond E. and Deloris (Lineberry) Leonard.
On April 18, 1970 he married JoRita (Pearson) Leonard and they shared more than 50 years of marriage together.
Tom was a 1967 graduate of Wendell L. Willkie High School. He retired from Biddle Precision Components in Sheridan where he worked for more than 40 years. Tom was a hard working, driven man who left nothing unfinished. He loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed wood-working, motorcycles, and going to his family's place in Dale Hollow to spend time near the water and boating.
Tom is survived by his wife, JoRita Leonard of Elwood; a son, Thomas Jason Leonard of Elwood; two grandchildren, David & Tapanga Leonard;a brother, Ray (wife Kathy) Leonard; in-laws, Anita & Alan Hughes, Jean & Larry Wesner, John Pearson, and Jim Pearson; and several nieces and nephews.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Deloris Leonard; and a brother Phil Leonard.
Funeral service will be at 7:00 pm on Friday, October 30, 2020 at Dunnichay Funeral Home in Elwood.
Visitation will be from 4:00 - 7:00 pm on Friday, prior to the funeral service at Dunnichay Funeral Home, 1113 South Anderson Street, Elwood, IN 46036.
The family is requesting that everyone in attendance follow Covid-19 protocols by wearing masks and social distancing.
Online condolences can be given at www.dunnichayfuneralhome.com
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