Forrest Weldon Leer, 85, of Homosassa, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Hospice House in Lecanto. A native of Canton County, S.D., he moved here in 1987 from Dunedin. Mr. Leer was a longtime package carrier for Bill Summerford Package Delivery in Tampa and was a U.S. Navy veteran from 1945 to 1954. Forrest loved to fish, go to garage sales and flea markets, and occupied a merchant's space at Howard's Flea Market.
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He is survived by his wife of nearly 37 years, Maggie P. Leer, of Homosassa; his children, Michael, Mark and Missy Leer, all of Orlando; his daughter, Mary Shaw (Gary), of Orlando; his sons, Ivan Murphree (Kathy), and Rodney Murphree (Frances), both of Alabama; his son, Richard Murphree, of Homosassa; his daughter, Debbie Harmon (Bob), of Hartwell, Ga.; his daughter, Sheila Leis (Jimmy), of Homosassa; his sister, Shirley Peters, of California; 15 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, provided information.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Dec. 9, 2012