Black Creek- Chaplain George "Joe" Joseph Leatherwood, Lieutenant Colonel (U.S. Army Retired) passed away Monday, August 12, 2019 at his home after a long battle with cancer. Joe was
born August 2, 1948 in Columbus, OH to the late George E. and Faye Jones Leatherwood. He
received his Bachelor in Theology from Ohio Christian University and received his Master of
Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO. Joe was a retired Chaplain for the
United States Army with over 22 years of service. During his service to his country, Joe was deployed to Iraq during Operation Enduring/Iraqi Freedom and had a positive impact on thousands of soldiers and their families. As a civilian, he pastored for 13 years at Hilliard Church of the Nazarene (MO), Daisy United Methodist Church (GA), and Ellabell United Methodist Church (GA). He coached baseball and basketball from the college level to his grandchildren’s little league teams. Joe enjoyed golfing with the senior men’s group at Black Creek Golf Club and recently
admitted, “I never was quite as good a golfer as I thought I was”. The family would like to thank Dr. George Negrea and Dr. Dana Kumjian and their staff for their care throughout the years.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Pamela Joan Cook Leatherwood of Black Creek; one son
and daughter-in-law, Jeremy (Amy) Leatherwood; two daughters and sons-in-law,
Tiffany (Andre`) Weathers of Statesboro and Danielle (Cleave Bivins) Miller, III; one
brother and sister-in-law, Kelly and Kate Leatherwood of Washington Chapel, OH and nine
beloved grandchildren, Jordan and Mia Jo Weathers, Gabrielle and Jacob
Leatherwood, and Chloe, Molly, Lucy, Kallie and Kelsie Miller.
Visitation will be held 6-8 P.M. Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the funeral home.
Funeral service will be 11 A.M. Friday, August 16, 2019 in the chapel of Flanders Morrison
Funeral Home with interment to follow a 3 P.M. in Georgia Veteran’s Cemetery, Glennville with
full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s
Children’s Hospital or Ogeechee Area Hospice.
To sign the online register, please visit www.flandersmorrisonfuneralhome.com.
Flanders Morrison Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements Chaplain
George Joseph Leatherwood.