Leon "LH" Henry Gleaton, Jr.March 11, 1941 ~ December 24, 2017 (age 76)
Mr. Leon Henry (LH) Gleaton, Jr. age 76, passed away at C.M. Tucker Nursing Home in Columbia, S.C., on Sunday, December 24, 2017.
He was born on March 11, 1941 in Columbia, S.C. and he grew up in Neeses, S.C. After graduating from Norway High School he enlisted and serviced in the United States Marine Corps. from 1959 -1963. On December 31, 1962 he married Elizabeth (Lib) Stillinger and they resided in Orangeburg, S.C. He attended Baptist College in Charleston, S.C. and served as Pastor of Ashton Baptist Church in Ashton, S.C. He was Co-Owner of Futurex Enterprises, an Industrial Maintenance & Janitorial Company. After many years of health issues, he went to be with his Lord and Savior. His presence will be greatly missed by all that loved and knew him. He had an infectious smile that could instantly light up a room and he did his best to make everyone around him laugh. However, when it came to his faith he had a very serious side and was always concerned that his family shared his beliefs and tried to make certain they would be with him throughout eternity. He was preceded in death by his father, Leon Henry Gleaton Sr., his mother Ola Mae Gleaton, his son Michael Leon and his granddaughter, Laura-Ashley Boone.
Survivors include his wife of the home, Elizabeth (Lib) Stillinger Gleaton; daughter, Dorraine (Dodie) Gleaton Teasley of Lexington, S.C.; son, Timothy Ashton Gleaton of Orangeburg, S.C.; Siblings: Shirley Gleaton Fanning (Darrel) and brother, Franklin N. Gleaton (Terry); Grandchildren: William Bryan Burbage (Elyse) of Jacksonville, FL, Emily Elizabeth Boone of Lexington S.C., Michael Leon Gleaton, Jr and Haley Mavis Bodiford of Barnwell, S.C.; Great Grandchildren: Brylee Reagan Burbage and Brayden Owens Burbage of Jacksonville, FL.
The family would like to give a special thank you to C.M. Tucker Nursing Home and Heart Strings Hospice for all of their care and thoughtfulness.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. Rev. Dan E. Fogle, Jr. Burial will follow at Crestlawn Memorial Gardens in Orangeburg with military honors.
Pallbearers will be Walter Gleaton, Randy L. Fanning, Wesley Gleaton, Darren C. Fanning, Dennis P. Fogle and Larry M. Leitner.
A visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. in Orangeburg.
Memorials may be made to the Orangeburg Free Clinic at 141 Centre St, Orangeburg, SC 29115 or Wounded Warrior Project at 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300 Jacksonville, FL 32256