Royce Arvel “Shorty” Leonard

By | April 5, 2019 12:30 pm

Last Updated: April 5, 2019 at 12:42 pm

Royce Arvel “Shorty” Leonard, 82, of Sparta, passed away April 4, 2019, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Leonard was born April 6, 1936, in the Jacksboro community of Warren County, to Clarence Leonard and Luna Ann Pitman Leonard.

He was a retired truck driver and then later an Herbalife salesman.  He loved gardening and fishing.

Mr. Leonard was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Harold Gene Leonard, Johnny Keith Leonard; and son, Royce Allen Leonard.

He is survived by his partner of 33 years, Sue Adkins, of Sparta; son, Tommy Royce Leonard, of Sparta; daughter, Debra Simonetti, of Garland, Texas; two stepchildren, David Miller, Elizabeth Miller, both of Florida; brother, Daryl (Gail) Leonard, of Sparta; sisters, Barbara (J.D.) Heady, of Sparta, Renay Dillinger, of Sparta; grandchildren, Andrew Leonard, Isaac Hooper, of Georgia, Johnny Dixon, of Garland, Texas; and several extended family members, friends, and neighbors.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m., April 7, 2019, at Hunter Funeral Home. The family will receive friends noon-3 p.m., April 7, at the funeral home. Mr. Leonard will be cremated following his service, on Sunday.

Funeral and cremation arrangements are entrusted to Hunter Funeral Home.

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