Richard "Dick" Eugene Leatherwood Obituary

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A graveside service for retired Western Illinois University Postal Administrator Richard "Dick" Eugene Leatherwood, of Marietta, GA, a member of the 1956 Leatherneck championship football team and Macomb's second Black police officer in 1962, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.

A visitation will be held from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home in Macomb. Leatherwood, 83 passed away Tuesday, Jan. 26 in Austell, GA.

He was the mail room supervisor at WIU from 1973-1984, and received his bachelor's and master's degrees from WIU.

Leatherwood is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughter, Kecia; two sons, Kortney and Kerrick; stepson, Lloyd; and 14 grandchildren.
Here's his full obituary: ... eatherwood
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