Joseph Leckemby

July 17, 1929 ~ August 4, 2020 (age 91)


Joseph Johnston Leckemby of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully on August 4, 2020 at 91 years of age.

Joe was born in Connellsville, PA on July 17, 1929. He graduated from Waynesburg College in Pennsylvania with a degree in Psychology. After college Joe joined the Marines.

He met his beloved wife, Karen of 62 years, while they both worked at Thompson Products in Cleveland, Ohio. They have three children Joseph, Gary and Anne. Joe then retired from Penwalt Corp after 23 years and moved to Atlanta with his wife to be near his children.

Joe loved to fish and took many family fishing trips to Canada. He also loved dogs, golf, history, especially Civil War, Pittsburg Steelers and traveling after retirement seeing many of the US national parks.

Joe is preceded by his father, William Robert, his mother Cornelia, and his brother Bill. He is survived by his wife, Karen, children Joe, Gary and Anne as well as 6 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and another on the way and his sister Dorothy Leckemby Peterson of Sarasota, Florida.

Visitation will be at McDonald Funeral Home in Cumming on Thursday August 13th at 11:30 followed by a service for family at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA.

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August 13, 2020

11:30 AM
McDonald & Son Funeral Home & Crematory
150 Sawnee Dr.
Cumming, GA 30040

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