Winston Leatherwood loves fishing

Published 6:19 am Wednesday, June 10, 2009

By Staff
(This week The Atmore Advance visited with 74-year-old Winston Leatherwood at the Atmore SAIL Center.)
Q: When and where were you born?
A: April 11, 1935 in Robinsonville.
Q: Who were your parents?
A: V.A. Leatherwood and Rhonda B. Leatherwood.
Q: What did your parents do for a living?
A: My parents were farmers for several years.
Q: Do you have any brothers or sisters?
A: I have three brothers who are all deceased and one sister who is still living.
Q: Where did you attend school?
A: I attended school at Huxford Junior High and Escambia County High School.
Q: Do you do a lot of traveling?
A: Not that much. I have been to Colorado and Indianapolis, Ind.
Q: Where did you work?
A: I was a farmer for years and then went to work for the Alabama Department of Transportation in construction.
Q: Where have you lived?
A: I have lived in Huxford, Bay Minette and Atmore.
Q: What do you like most about Atmore?
A: It’s home. I love living here.
Q: Did you ever marry? If so, what is your spouse’s name?
A: Yes. My wife’s name was Alicia Leatherwood. We were married for 41 years and 136 days.
Q: How did you and your spouse meet?
A: We met in church at Lottie Baptist Church.
Q: What advice do you give married couples for them to have a long, healthy marriage?
A: Love and respect your wife. Treat her well. Do not drink or do anything to cause her harm.
Q: How many children do you have?
A: Two. Mitchell Clark Leatherwood and Anissa Ledkins.
Q: Do you have any grandchildren?
A: Two. Their names are Myles and Brent Ledkins.
Q: Where do you attend church?
A: Lottie Baptist Church out in Lottie.
Q: If you are not at the SAIL Center, what else might you be doing?
A: I might be cutting grass or even fishing or hunting. I love going out and fishing and hunting.
Q: What is your favorite TV show?
A: I enjoy watching the news. I also like to watch “Cops” and Matt Dillon.
Q: What has been the most important event during your lifetime?
A: Probably the day I was married. It was one of the best days of my life.
(If you would like to recommend a senior to be spotlighted please contact the Atmore Advance at 368-2123 or e-mail us at newsroom@atmoreadvance. com)

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