Wells Family - Person Sheet
Wells Family - Person Sheet
NameJoel Duncan Leavelle
Birth6 Mar 1918, Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co, TX
Death2 Oct 2016, Troy, Miami Co, OH
BurialForest Hill Cem, Piqua, Miami Co, OH
Misc. Notes
Son of George Duncan Leavelle and Nancy Frances Ely
[Obituary] Troy Daily News - 5 Oct 2016
TROY — Joel D. Leavelle, 98, of Troy, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016. at his residence. He was born on March 6, 1918, in Sulfur Springs, Texas, to the late George Duncan Leavelle and Nancy Francis (Ely) Leavelle. He was married to his wife of 50 years, Mary Gallaway Shaffer Leavelle, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 19, 2013.
Joel is survived by his children: Sheryl L. Shaffer of Columbus; William Robert (Darlene) Shaffer II of Troy; Mary Joelene Leavelle of Columbus; and James P. (Karen) Leavelle of Cleveland; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Joel served his country in the U.S. Army Infantry. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Troy. He retired as an engineer from Hobart Brothers Company in Troy after several decades of service.
Joel was a great musician and played the piano every day. He enjoyed flying and was an accomplished pilot. He co-founded the WACO Historical Society. Joel could build and fix anything.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, at the WACO Airfield and Museum. Friends may fly or drive to 1865 S. County Road 25-A, Troy, Ohio. Pastor Jon Sullivan will officiate. Private interment will be held in Forest Hill Cemetery in Piqua.
Memorial contributions may be made to the WACO Historical Society, 1865 S. County Road 25-A, Troy, OH 45373.
Spouses
Birth10 Oct 1927, Piqua, Miami Co, OH
Death19 Dec 2013, Troy, Miami Co, OH
BurialForest Hill Cem, Piqua, Miami Co, OH
FatherSamuel Floyd Gallaway (1904-1976)
MotherMargaret E. Evans (1908-1983)
Marriage15 Dec 1963, Troy, Richland Co, OH
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