Dr. Andrew Jack Leavins, age 73, of Westville, passed from death unto life Nov. 8, 2012 at Flowers Hospital, Dothan. He was born Nov. 29, 1938 in Bonifay, to the late Dave and Mary Leavins. Dr. Leavins was a graduate of Florida State University, University of West Florida, and Auburn University where he earned a doctorate in vocational education. He was a retired teacher, having taught math, chemistry, physics, and vocational skills to Holmes County students for over 30 years. He was several times named Teacher of the Year for his work in instituting a comprehensive vocational program at Hillcrest School in Bonifay. A retired military officer with the rank of Captain, he was the recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his service during two tours of duty in Vietnam. At Westville Baptist Church Dr. Leavins taught Sunday School for many years and served as an active deacon as long as his health permitted. He enjoyed hunting and was an avid fisherman.
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Jack is survived by his loving wife, Marjorie Leavins; sons, Andrew and David Leavins; daughter, Dr. Emily Evelyn Leavins Sketo and husband Tony; one granddaughter, Gabrielle Adora Leavins; one sister, Virginia Money, and numerous nephews and nieces.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 at Westville Baptist Church beginning at 2 p.m. with Pastors David Davis, Alfred Long, and John Y. Chance officiating. A time of visitation was held one hour prior to the service. Committal services followed at Hickory Hill Cemetery with full military honors provided by the United States Army. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.daviswatkins.com.
Arrangements and services are under the direction of Davis-Watkins Funeral Home of DeFuniak Springs.
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Nov. 21, 2012