ROCK ISLAND — Lawrence "Larry" D. Leatherman, 75, of Rock Island, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, with military honors provided by Moline American Legion Post 246. Memorials may be made to Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.
Larry was born Nov. 25, 1940, in Rock Island, the son of Earl and Ruth (Paradise) Leatherman. He married Linda Williams on Nov. 2, 1974, in Rock Island. She preceded him in death in 2000. Larry was employed as an electrician. He retired from the Rock Island Arsenal, and was a member of IBEW Local 145. He was an avid sports fan. He loved to watch the Bears and the Illini, but his family really knew that he was a closet Hawkeye fan. He also enjoyed playing golf with his friends and brothers after his retirement.
Larry is survived by his two children, Michael (Janelle) Leatherman, Waukee, Iowa, and Jana (Dean) Meyer, Milan; grandchildren, Rachael, Eric, Alix, Brandon (Megan) and Justin (Tracey); sister-in-law, Joyce Leatherman; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Leatherman; parents; and brothers, Warren, William and Lamont Leatherman.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Clarissa C. Cook nurses and staff for their great care and compassion for both Larry and the family during his stay at their facility.
Condolences may be left to Larry's family at www.wheelanpressly.com.