Clarence E. "Bud" LEISEY Jr.

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  • "We have lost another true southern gentleman. Mr. Leisey..."
    - Carol Adams Tolson
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LEISEY, Clarence E. "Bud", Jr., (91) passed away on October 8, 2013. Bud attended the University of Florida and served in the US Coast Guard during WW II. Bud was one of Ruskin's agricultural pioneers, co-founding Speedling Inc., and revolutionizing agriculture worldwide. He was predeceased by his two sisters Mildred Dickman and Jane Hunter. Bud is survived by his wife of 66 years Alethae Wae, son C. E. "Kim" Leisey III; granddaughters, Courtney and Victoria; great- granddaughters, Kirsten and Andora; nephews Reese, Randall and Eric Hunter, Ronald Dickman; and niece Sandra Burke. A memorial service was held at National Cremation and Burial on October 11, 2013.

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Oct. 23, 2013