James Gary Leeper
Knoxville - Leeper, James Gary "Frog" 77 of Knoxville, TN Tuesday, January 12, 2021 drove his boat through the gates of Heaven with his family waving to him from the banks. Gary was a retired Navy Veteran, an avid fisherman and loved to hunt. He was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, and a friend to many.
Gary was preceded in death by wife, Ann Leeper; parents, James and Frances Leeper; sister, Gloria Armes; brothers-in-law, Leon Shook and Jack Armes.
He is survived by children, Sherry Bailey (Gina Brown), Bill (Lisa) King, Janice (Shawn) Whaley; grandchildren, Angie King, Kate Talley, Megan Whaley, Aubriee Whaley; great grandchildren, Jordan Mayes, Reese Talley, baby boy Talley due in the Spring; sisters, Brenda (Ray) Brakebill, Joan (Larry) Burton, Jean Shook; several nieces and nephews; special companion, Diane Goins.
Graveside service will take place Friday, January 15th at 1pm at Berry Highland Memorial 5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Masks are required.
Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home 2300 W. Adair Dr. Knoxville, TN 37918 (865) 689-8888. Condolences may be offered at www.berrylynnhurst.com