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Coy Winston Leatherwood
April 22, 1937 ~ March 26, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
Coy W. Leatherwood departed this life on April 26, 2023, at the age of 86. He was born
on April 22, 1937, near Worsham, Virginia to Clifford and Zelma Lewis Leatherwood. Coy grew
up in Prince Edward County and attended school there until joining the United States Air Force
at the age of 17. Shortly thereafter, he married Anna Frances O’Bryant and continued his 21-
year military journey, retiring as Master Sergeant.
During his career in the Air Force, he amassed over 30,000 hours as a flight engineer,
flying in and out of bases all over the world. Flights in and out of Vietnam were routine.
After his Air Force career, he returned home and served Prince Edward County as
Building Inspector for 40 years.
Coy was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Ruby L. Fumea, and his brother
Bobbie Leatherwood. He is survived by his son, Ron Leatherwood, his granddaughter Tara
Gilliam, great-granddaughter Olivia, his former wife Frances Leatherwood, and his siblings Mae
Goforth, Ann Goforth, Jack Leatherwood and Tommie Leatherwood as well as numerous nieces
Visitation will be Sunday, May 7, 2023, at 1:00 PM at Puckett Funeral Home with
services beginning at 2:00 PM at the funeral home. The interment will be at Trinity Memorial