Richard LESLIE Jr.
1966 - 2020
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LESLIE, Jr., Richard L. 54, of Springfield, passed away in his home on Tuesday morning, September 15, 2020. He was born in Springfield on May 29, 1966, the son of Richard L. and Norma (Smith) Leslie. Rick was a 1984 graduate of Kenton Ridge High School, earned his B.A. from Wittenberg University and his J.D. from the University of Dayton. He was the manager of administrative practice for the consulting firm of Clemans-Nelson, Dublin, Ohio, and was a frequent lecturer at The Ohio State University. Rick taught at the Clark County Literacy Center, where he was a member of their board of directors. He enjoyed reading, especially books about military history and building model airplanes. In addition to his mother, with whom he made his home, Rick is survived by his sister, Lisa (Todd) Horton of Springfield and his beloved nieces who gave him great joy, Taylor and Brenna Horton. He was preceded in death by his father in 2007. A private graveside service will be held in Ferncliff Cemetery. The LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME is serving the family. You may express condolences to the family at

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Published in Springfield News Sun on Sep. 17, 2020.
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November 24, 2020
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Mark Johnson
September 23, 2020
I very much enjoyed my time working with Rick at Clemans Nelson. He was very passionate about all things Russian and used to bid me adieu each day in Russian. He also had an appreciation for British culture (maybe because he knew I did too), so we passed much time being geeky anglophiles. Das Vedanya my friend, and condolences to your family.
Cindy May
September 22, 2020
Saddened to hear of Rick's passing. It was my pleasure to work with him for a number of years, and he was one of the best and brightest in our company. His knowledge of law and history made him a dynamic speaker and a top notch lawyer. Rest in peace, my brother.
Eugene Pete Nevada
September 20, 2020
Kathi and I just heard the news of Rick's passing. Our hearts go out to Norma, Lisa, and all of Rick's family and friends. We are keeping you in our prayers as you go through this difficult time. Please let the good memories of your time together outweigh the pain of your loss.
Fred Smith
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