William was born December 8, 1933 in Delton, MI, to Charles and Eloyse (Rogers) Leonard and passed away on May 21, 2013 in Lansing, MI. He was currently of Dimondale, MI.
He was a graduate of Delton Kellogg High School and the University of Michigan. He was an engineer for MDOT for 36 years and was honored with a rest area in Elk Rapids, MI. He was a member of Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church and was a past Elder and treasurer.
He was the Past Master of the Okemos Lodge #252 and member of Okemos Eastern Stars #267, Williamston Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, Capitol Area Caravan Club, Lansing Commandry #25 and the High Twelve Club of Lansing #12, where he held a variety of offices.
He was predeceased by his parents; wife, Sylvia; and sisters, Barbara Burchell and Alethe Storm. He is survived by his children, Patricia (Lee) Schultz and James Leonard; stepchildren, Kim (Richard) Thompson, Timothy Jupin and Jerry (Robin) Jupin; sister, Betty Glenn; 9 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held at Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church, 301 W. Jolly Road, Lansing, on Friday, May 24, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., with the Rev. Anthony Patrick officiating. Interment will follow at the Markham Cemetery, Delhi Twp., MI. Visitation will be held at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel on Thursday, May 23, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Masonic Service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Mother Teresa House, or Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church.