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James Leon Tweedy, 74, Grass Lake, MI (1940-2015)

Leon was a native of Adair County. He worked for UofM Athletics for 32 years, retiring in 1998. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing and gardening.

James Leon Tweedy, age 74, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital following an extended illness.

The funeral service will be at 6pm Thursday, April 2, 2015 at New Life Bible Baptist Church, 1175 S. Grove Street, Ypsilanti, MI, with Rev. Robert W. Mack officiating. Cremation to follow. The family will receive friends at the church from 12pm until the time of the service on Thursday.

James Leon Tweedy was born October 27, 1940 in Columbia, Kentucky, the son of James "Elford" and Mary Lou (Roy) Tweedy. He died Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Michigan at the age of 74 years, five months, and four day.

On September 29, 1972, he married Phyllis Glover and she survives.

Leon worked for UofM Athletics for 32 years, retiring in 1998. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing and gardening.

In addition to his loving wife of 42 years, survivors include:
  • Four children, Lisa St. Pierre, Darren (Lori) Tweedy, Cynthia (Jake) Janus and Suzanne (David) Kabat;
  • Eleven grandchildren;
  • Several great grandchildren;
  • Two brothers, David Tweedy and Dan Tweedy;
  • One sister, Phyllis (Junior) Gilpin of Columbia, KY
  • Several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Steven Tweedy; one brother, Larry Tweedy; and one son-in-law, Brett St. Pierre.

This obituary information is a courtesy to the family by Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY

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James Leon Tweedy, 74, Grass Lake, MI (1940-2015)

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