January 18, 2022, 70, Goldsboro –
William Wiley Leonard, 70, was welcomed into his Heavenly Father’s embrace on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Wiley was born in Winston-Salem, NC to Fair Miller Leonard of Goldsboro and the late William Henry Leonard, III on May 4, 1951. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his son, Jacob Wiley Leonard.
Wiley was a furniture salesman for Corson Furniture Industries for most of his career. He closed out his furniture career working for Jernigan Furniture Company. Wiley served as the volunteer coordinator for Caswell Center where he enhanced the efforts of many to provide quality assistance to the residents of the center. Following his retirement from Caswell, he continued to serve others by volunteering with Kitty Askins Hospice Center.
A devoted member of First Presbyterian Church, Wiley was a deacon and an elder. He sang in the choir and displayed his faith in the Lord through the many activities of the church in which he was involved. He was committed to the success of the church, and his congregation relied on his dependability.
Devoted to his favorite team, the University of Virginia Cavaliers, you could bet Wiley was pulling for the Wahoos every time they were playing.
A solid rock for both family and friends, Wiley showed his great love in numerous ways. He was ever-present for all events, always willing to listen, and a wise counsel that offered great advice.
A service to celebrate Wiley’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church with his son, Rev. Jason Leonard, presiding. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium. The family will greet friends following the service in the gym of First Presbyterian Church.
In addition to his mother, Wiley is survived by his sons, Jason Leonard and Matthew Leonard and wife, Joy; daughter, Miller Holmes and husband, Daniel; sister, Fair Marie Strally and husband, Michael; brother, Mark Leonard and wife, Cindy; his beloved grandchildren, Anna Kate Leonard and William Prescott Holmes; and a dear friend, Jean Askew.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in his memory to the Music Fund of First Presbyterian Church, 1101 E. Ash Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.