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Leon Willett, 76, Adair County, KY (1937-2014)

He was a native of Henry County, KY, and a resident of Adair County, KY, at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Raymond and Elizabeth Casey Willett. His wife, Eunice Jones Wlllett, survives. He leaves nine direct living descendants. He was a pastor and elder in the Methodist church and a graduate of Asbury Seminary. He was also a teacher and coach in the Mason County school system for 31 years. He coached women's basketball and men's youth softball, winning multiple state and national titles. Leon was the recipient of the Outstanding Youth Education Award and was honored as a Kentucky Colonel. He was known best as a pastor, mentor and friend to many.
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Leon Willett, age 76 of Columbia, KY, a longtime resident of Mason County, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 6:50 PM at his home after several month's illness.

Funeral services will be Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 1pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY with Pastor Bob McCann the officiating clergy. Interment in the Bearwallow Cemetery, 6090 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. The family request visitation after 9:30am on Sunday at the funeral home.


Leon Willett, 76, Adair County, KY (1937-2014)


He was born Sunday, November 21, 1937 in Henry County, Kentucky. He was the son of the late Raymond and Elizabeth Casey Willett. He died Tuesday, September 23, 2014, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 76 years, 10 months, and two days.

He was a pastor and elder in the Methodist church and a graduate of Asbury Seminary. He was also a teacher and coach in the Mason County school system for 31 years. He coached women's basketball and men's youth softball, winning multiple state and national titles. Leon was the recipient of the Outstanding Youth Education Award and was honored as a Kentucky Colonel. He was known best as a pastor, mentor and friend to many.

Survivors include his wife, Eunice Jones Willett of Columbia, KY, and the following:
  • One son: Tim Willett of Columbia, KY

  • Two daughters: Patty McCann and husband Bob of Columbia, KY; and Libby Ogletree and husband Charlie of Sausalito, CA

  • Two sisters: Donna Johnson and Susie Hunter both of Carrollton, KY

  • Six grandchildren: Angie, Kristi, Bobby and John McCann, Abigal & James Willett
He was preceded in death by one brother, Wayne Willett.

Send a condolence to the family of Forrest Leon Willett

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY


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Leon Willett, 76, Adair County, KY (1937-2014)



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