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Gary William Leonhardt

November 14, 1957 — March 12, 2022

Gary William Leonhardt


Mr. Gary William Leonhardt, age 64, of Hiawassee, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2022 following an extended illness. Gary was born on November 14, 1957 to the late George and Doris (Shaffer) Leonhardt in Miami, Florida. He attended McConnell Memorial Baptist Church in Hiawassee, GA via U-Tube. Gary was a Pharmacist, and Alumni of UT-Austin, TX. He also served his country for a number of years as a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force. Gary enjoyed playing the piano, reading, hiking, and sailing with his wife Debbie. He was a kind hearted, gentle, understanding and sweet husband for 38 years. Gary is survived by his loving wife, Debbie; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Mary Leonhardt; sisters, Lori Leonhardt and Lisa Leonhardt; and a host of relatives and friends. No services are planned at this time, however in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders {Médecins Sans Frontiers 888-392-0392 or

Banister-Cooper Funeral Home is honored to care for Mr. Gary Leonhardt. 

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