Wayne Leatherman (1920-2008)
Two days ago, my grandfather Wayne Leatherman passed on at the old age of 88 years old. He was a man of true integrity, a man of honor, and above all: a man who loved and was loved by his family.
He also will be remembered for his other passions: Kentucky Fried Chicken, the Chicago Bulls during the Michael Jordan era, the Nebraska Cornhuskers always, approximating the temperature of the sun with his Hedge wood burning heater, any dog carrying the namesake Blacky, cinnamon flavored Dentyne gum, and the Doxology.
I’ll always remember riding in our plastic sleds while he pulled us around on his tractor, the extended family trip to Colorado with horseback riding, and how he always had the biggest grin on his face when his picture was being taken.
You were the figurehead of the Leatherman clan to so many of us in your family, and your proud legacy will live on for many, many years. We are proud to be part of your family tree.
Rest in peace Grandpa.
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