Visitation Information:

August 15th, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
First Baptist Church of Gainesville
751 Green Street Gainesville, GA 30501

Service Information:

August 15th, 2019 at 02:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Gainesville
751 Green Street Gainesville, GA 30501

Mr. Leonard Calhoun Colvin, 86

Leonard Calhoun Colvin, age 86, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia after a brief illness.

He was born March 18, 1933 in Shreveport, Louisiana to the late Lyndel and Lenora Hartsfield Colvin of Minden, Louisiana. He was a graduate of Minden High School, class of 1952, and later graduated from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana with a degree in accounting. After graduation, he worked for West & Company in Minden, Louisiana for many years. In 1973, Leonard and his family moved to Gainesville, Georgia and he became part owner of a discount store in Gainesville and Athens, GA. Later he worked for Globe Distribution Center and then Home Federal which later became Suntrust Bank. In more recent years, he became a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch.

Leonard believed in community service. He served in various capacities for the Jaycees, United Fund, Lion’s Club, Rotary Club, and the Boy Scouts of America. He was also a Sunday School teacher and a Little League Coach. He was the Chairman of the Deacons at First Baptist Church on Green Street in Gainesville, GA for many years. He was instrumental in the planning and support for building the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church.

Leonard loved to play golf. He could frequently be found on the golf course on Saturday afternoons.

Leonard married his High School sweetheart, Peggie Shropshire. They spent 67 wonderful years together building a family and traveling all over the world. Leonard is survived by his wife Peggie, his daughter Susan, his son Richard, his brother Grover, numerous grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He will be missed by all his family and friends.

Friends and family are invited to the First Baptist Church parlor for visitation from 12:00 – 1:30 pm on Thursday, August 15, 2019. The Memorial Service will begin at 2:00 pm in the First Baptist Church Chapel, with Dr. John Lee Taylor officiating.

Memorial Park Funeral Home North Riverside Chapel, 989 Riverside Dr. is in charge of arrangements.

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Ray & Merle Brooks 2019-08-13 16:24:39
Would like to express our Condolences to the Family.
Kendrick & Linda Hartsfield 2019-08-13 20:00:41
So sorry Peggy to hear of Leonard's passing. I recall so many wonderful memories of our families being together growing up. Leonard was one of the finest men I have known. Sorry that Linda and I will not be able to attend the funeral but our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
joyce smith 2019-08-13 20:13:42
To my sweet friend peggie, I am so sorry to see this my heart goes out to you.Horace and I loved you and him.but horace went to see the lord in jan. of this I know how you must feel but just know I am thinking about you and hope to see you soon. love you joyce smith......
Sandra Hartsfield Gilliland 2019-08-13 21:04:10
My sincere sympathy, Peggie to you and your family in the passing of Leonard. May our Lord give you peace and comfort during your time of grief. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dewey and Phyllis Mayfield 2019-08-14 13:41:55
We were so sorry Peggie to hear of Leonard’s passing. We send our sincere condolence and love to you and your family. We are sincerely grateful for Leonard’s ministry to us and other retired ministers. Sincerely, Dewey and Phyllis
Peggy Hartsfield Makepeace 2019-08-14 16:59:41
Leonard was such an important person in our extended family. It had been years since I had seen him, but recall much family time when we were younger. Time passes so fast and families scatter. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers. God's peace on your family.
Virginia and Dale Woody 2019-08-15 14:05:41
Our prayers are with your family. Leonard was an wonderful Christian man and he was good to everyone
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