Leon Earl Jeter

Published 6:23 pm Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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Mr. Leon Earl Jeter, 73, passed away Monday, November 4, 2019, at his home in Atmore.

Mr. Jeter was a native of Booneville and had resided in Atmore for most of his life. He was a jack of all trades, an excellent carpenter and was retired from Swift Lumber Co. with 20 years of service. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Effie Cumbie; father, Joe Jeter; wife of 51 years, Kathryn Hardy Jeter; two brothers, Danny Jeter and Edwin Jeter; and sister, Patsy Taylor.

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He is survived by his two sons, Joey (Brandy) Jeter of Atmore and Todd Jeter of Atmore; special friend and caregiver, Melissa Gorum of Atmore; three sisters, Sherry Buckhault of Atmore, Cheryl (Joe) Matthews of Repton and Marilyn Peavy of Uriah; four grandchildren, Blaine (Rachel) Jeter, Sissy (Brett Gorum) Jeter, Cole Sanspree and Nick Sanspree; two great-grandchildren, Braxton Jeter and Charlie Jeter; and numerous, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. 

Funeral services were held November 9, 2019 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Beauchamp officiating.

Burial followed at the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Visitation was held at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Ray Singleton, Eddie Gideons, Fred Whitaker, Whit Whitaker, Don Jackson and Richard Boutwell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Lowery, Billy Dorriety, Aubrey Peacock, Bubba Wolfe, Fred Harrison and James Morris.

Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes LLC of Atmore was in charge of all arrangements.