Loyde Melton Leopard, 69 - Easley

Loyde Melton Leopard, 69, of Easley, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday evening, June 26, 2014.

Born in Travelers Rest, he was a son of the late Clyde and Lillie Turner Leopard. Mr. Leopard was a retired electrician; he was a former fire chief of Travelers Rest Fire Department; a former fire commissioner with the North Greenville Fire Department and he was of the Baptist Faith.

Surviving is his wife of 47 years, Wanda Hayes Leopard; a daughter, Pamela Leopard Miller; son-in-law, Robert Miller Sr.; a brother, Rev. Wayne Leopard; 2 grandchildren, Robert Miller Jr. and Amanda Jenna Lee Miller; and 2 great grandchildren, Chance & Penelope Miller.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one sister and five brothers.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 30 at Mountain View Memorial Park formerly Grand View Memorial Gardens. Services will be conducted by Rev. Steve Tolbert and Rev. Wayne Leopard.

Pallbearers will be Ansel Leopard Jr., Ansel Leopard III, Chuck Leopard, Rob Miller Jr., Jamie Turner and Steve Leopard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

Online condolences may be expressed here.

The Howze Mortuary, Travelers Rest, is in charge of arrangements.