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Billy Wayne Leonard

July 26, 1931 — January 14, 2023

Billy Wayne Leonard, 91, of Sulphur Rock passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2023 in Batesville.  He was born July 26, 1931 in Salado to Ralph and Dishie Mae Varnell Leonard.  He was a cattle farmer and owner of Leonard Equipment.  He was a member of the Moorefield United Methodist Church.  He also worked at the sale barn in Batesville for many years.  He loved to buy, sell and trade.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Freda Leonard; a son, Billy George Leonard; a brother, Sammy Ray Leonard; two sisters, Mary Wanda Leonard and Myna Sue Pearce.

Survivors include two brothers, James R. Leonard and Russell Leonard (Martha); two sisters, Melba James and Nancy Rutledge (Keith) as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 11:00AM at the Qualls Batesville Funeral Service Chapel with Lavon Long officiating. 

Burial will follow at Egner Cemetery located in Southside

Visitation will be from 10:00AM until service time

Pallbearers will be his nephews: Brett Leonard, Blake Leonard, Jack Freshour, Bobby James, Tim James and Alan Rutledge

Honorary Pallbearers are Sam Coles, Dwayne Coles, Ron Carter, Larry Carter, Ricky Carter, P.D. Carter, Bruce Southard and Dr. Mark Williams

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Moorefield United Methodist Church

Arrangements by Qualls Batesville Funeral Service

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Qualls-Batesville Funeral Service

546 Harrison Street, Batesville, AR 72501

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Funeral Service

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Qualls-Batesville Funeral Service

546 Harrison Street, Batesville, AR 72501

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Burial

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Egner Cemetery

State 14, AR

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