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Leon Salyers, Casey Co., KY (1939-2011)

He was a member of a large, highly regarded family. He was a member of the Mt. Olive Christian Church, a foreman, block layer, and brick mason. He enjoyed fishing.

Leon Salyers, 72, of Mt. Olive, KY passed away Saturday April 23, 2011 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, in Danville, KY.

Funeral services will be held at 11amET/10amCT, Tuesday April 26, 2011, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville ST, Liberty, KY, by Bro. Greg Powell. Burial is at Salyers Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday 6pm-9pmET/5pm-8pmCT, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

Leon Salyers, Casey Co., KY (1939-2011)

He was born Wednesday, March 9, 1939 in Casey Co., KY. He was the son of the late Dewitt and Edna Black Salyers. He died Saturday, April 23, 2011, in Danville, Boyle Co., KY, at the age of 71 years, 1 month, and 14 days.

He was a foreman, block layer, and brick mason. He enjoyed fishing and was a member of the Mt. Olive Christian Church.

Survivors include his dear wife, whom he wed on June 28, 1956, Elizabeth Sneed Salyers of Mt. Olive, and the following:
  • Three sons: Bob (Kathy) Salyers of Frankfort, KY; Randy Salyers of Liberty, KY; and Terry (Sharlet) Salyers of Dunnville, KY

  • One daughter: Renita (Jeffrey) Murphy of Liberty, KY

  • Six grandchildren: Jessica, Jason, April, Danielle, Tyler and Shelbie

  • Three step-grandchildren: Sonya, Tonya and Laura

  • Five great-grandchildren: Sarah, Kaitlyn, Dillon, Jake and Ava

  • Nine step-grandchildren: Miranda, Zack, Ronnie, Faith, Ben, Josh, Emily, Austin and Abigail

  • Two brothers: Dallas (Wanda) Salyers of Cincinnati, OH; and Dallon Saylers of Cincinnati, OH

  • Two sisters: Mary (Harold) Haste of Mt. Olive, KY; and Darlene (Jim) Brock of Danville, KY
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Denzil, Donald, and Devon Salyers.

In lieu of flower, donations may be made to Heritage Hospice of Danville, KY.

McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville ST, Liberty, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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