Donald Eugene Leppert, Sr., passed away January 5, 2021. Don was born November 20, 1930 to Charles R. and Evelyn Vance Leppert in Memphis, Tennessee.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Charlotte Lowery Leppert, by his parents, and his siblings James Leppert, Gary Leppert, and Dorothy Ann Leppert. He is survived by his brother, Charles R. (Billy and Carol) Leppert, Jr., his six children, Donn Leppert (Chris Sterling), David Leppert (Angie), Paul Leppert, Tommy Leppert (Debbie), Mark Leppert (Lori), and Amy Taylor (Brian). He had 13 grandchildren; Jacob, Dawn, Thomas, Karmen, Zachary, Tim, Jennifer, Lexi, Jasmine, Seth, Emily, Lydia, Nathan, and 5 great-grandchildren; Nathan, Carter, Charlotte, Penelope, Lucille.
Don and Charlotte were married for 67 years. Don was with the Air Force National Guard, played second baseman for the Baltimore Orioles in 1955, VP for Vann's Baking Company here is Memphis, and retired from Chattanooga Bakery. Most importantly, Don was part of the Saturday Night Group, the tightest group of friends that is rarely seen today. Don was a resident at Silvercreek Assisted Living Community in Olive Branch, MS and loved by all. He was an avid golfer, hunter, and fisherman.
A family funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon on Friday at St. Brigid Catholic Church.
Published in The Daily Memphian on Jan. 11, 2021.