James R. Leonard age 55 of Festus, Missouri entered into eternal rest on December 22, 2017 at Mercy Jefferson Hospital in Festus, Missouri. Born on January 30, 1962 in St. Louis, Missouri to his late parents David and Marty (Stearns) Leonard.
James worked for Jefferson College as a Custodial Maintenance; enjoyed mushroom hunting, sleeping, scratching lottery tickets and aggravating people.
Survived by his loving family, son James (Bethany) Leonard of DeSoto, Missouri; daughter Shelby (Sebastian) Leonard of Festus, Missouri; brother David (Shirley) Leonard of DeSoto, Missouri; sister Debbie Herget of DeSoto, Missouri; 1 grandson and 1 grandchild on the way. Preceded in death by his parents and brother Donald Leonard.