Leonard L. Perry passed away on November 29, 2020.
Services will be live steamed on the Henderson's Funeral Home Facebook Page.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
10am - 5pm
Henderson's Highland Park Funeral Home
3500 6th Ave. - Des Moines, Iowa 50313
Celebration of Life
Thursday, December 17, 2020
True Bible Baptist Church
4101 Amherst St. - Des Moines, Iowa 50313
*CDC guidelines will be followed with masks required during the Visitation and Celebration of Life. Up to 20 individuals will be able to attend the Celebration of Life. Social Distancing will strongly be encouraged.
Leonard Leroy Perry was born on August 17, 1938 to Lycurgus and Thelma Mae (Brown) Perry, in Des Moines, IA. He was educated in the Des Moines School District and graduated from North High School.
After graduating Leonard worked many jobs throughout his lifetime. He eventually settled into a job working for the State of Iowa Highway Division as a large equipment operator. After hours Leonard played as hard as he worked. His evenings and weekends were filled with domino games, motorcycle rides and sitting out on the porch watching people go about their day.
A social butterfly, Leonard spent a lot of time hanging out with family and friends and getting involved in various social and fraternal organizations. He was a member of the Iowa Club of which he served as President. Leonard was also a long time member of the Hawkeye Elks Lodge #160 of the IBPOE. Throughout his time as member, Leonard served in various offices including Sargent at Arms and Exalted Ruler. He was also a member of the esteemed group of brothers, the Past Grand Exalted Rulers. Now his involvement in these groups came with a lot of traveling and Leonard had no problem with that! He was always ready to board a plane or hop on the road to his next destination.
On November 29, 2020 Leonard made his transition into eternity. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Willia Belle Perry; parents, Lycurgus “Buck” and Thelma Mae Perry; brothers, Norman, Richard, Bill, Lloyd, Wayne, Gene and Steven Perry and step-brother, Kevin Hunter.
Left to cherish Leonard’s memory are his sister, Betty Weaver of California; sisters in law, Lucille Perry, Trella Perry and Ethelena Headsbeth; children, Anthony (Dana) Perry, Linna (Randall) Shuler, Arlando (Stacey) Perry, Keith (Leesa) Perry, Dana (David) Tate, Keith Hunter and Tamela (Robert) Milsap; Michael (Andra) Clark, Diane (Gary) Banks and Dena and Leo as well as host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.