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Olan Leatherwood

Published: 01/31/2014

Olan Leatherwood

January 29, 2014


Olan Leatherwood, age 84, of Newport, died Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at his home.

He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

He was a veteran of the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his parents William and Cenie McGaha Leatherwood, four brothers, and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years Imogene Freeman Leatherwood of the home, son Terry Leatherwood of Nashville, brother Vick Leatherwood, sisters Jeanette and Dorcas Laws, all of Gastonia, North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by special friends Amber Broyles, Jessica Owenby, Amedysis Home Health and Hospice caregivers, Tommy Frazier, Waldo Freeman, Robert Harer, Tommy McGaha, and Burl Roberts.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 1, 2014, at the Brown Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ransom Hall officiating.

Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 12:00—2:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service.

Friends may sign online at

Brown Funeral Home is honored to serve the Leatherwood family.
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