Brandon S. Leonard, 35


Brandon Scott Leonard, 35, of Litchfield, died on Friday, Sept. 1, 2023 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at Net Community Church, located at 1255 S. Hackman Street in Staunton. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Derrick Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery in Litchfield.

Mr. Leonard was born in Litchfield on Jan. 5, 1988, a son of Denis Sam and Donna Jean (Deck) Leonard. He graduated from Litchfield High School with the class of 2006, and went on to graduate from Greenville College with a degree in pastoral studies and from St. John’s School of Nursing. He was in the process of becoming a nurse practitioner.

Mr. Leonward was employed with the Springfield Clinic in the Department of Neurology, and had been formerly employed at various locations within the HSHS system, an associate at Dollar Tree and a substitute teacher. He lived out his Christian faith as an active member of Net Community Church in Staunton, where he served on the praise team, acted as a greeter and attended Bible studies.

He loved going to musical concerts, acting and drama in various plays, participating in “The Promise” musical at Zion Lutheran Church, enjoyed singing in the choir while a student at Greenville College and spending time with his friends. He most enjoyed going on mission trips and spreading the joy and love of Christ.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Carrie Ferguson of Highland; two nephews, Aubrey Aubuschon and Gaige Ferguson; a niece, Mercie Ferguson; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Irving Ray Deck and Stella Elizabeth (Neverdowski) Deck; his paternal grandparents, Christopher Charles Leonard and Dorothy Mae (Curto) Parsons; and paternal step-grandparents, Bill Grindley and Melvin Parsons.

Memorials may be made to St. John’s School of Nursing, Hearts United or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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