The Obit For Leon Addy

Leon Trabert Addy

Published in The State on March 6, 2010

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Leon Trabert Addy, 88, will be held 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 7, 2010, at Salem United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will begin prior to the service at 2:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Serving as honorary pallbearers are the United Methodist Men. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.

Mr. Addy died Wednesday night, March 4, 2010. Born May 6, 1921, in Leesville, he was the son of the late Andrew and Hassie Drafts Addy. Mr. Addy completed Bowers Business College and two years at U.S.C. He played minor league baseball. In 1942 he enlisted in WWII and served his country in the invasion of North Africa. He also served in Sicily, Italy and France. He was discharged after 35 months overseas and received nine battle stars.

Mr. Addy was in the National Guard for 30 years serving as a warrant officer and was employed by the U.S. Army at Fort Jackson as manpower control officer. He was a member of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free Masons.

Mr. Addy loved his church, country and family. He was funny, smart, patient and had a great sense of humor - he will be greatly missed.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Elizabeth Koon Addy, and son, Leon Timothy Addy. He was preceded in death by sisters, Lorene Sease Robbins and Mozelle Reaves and brothers, Bryce, Rhett, Andrew and Hugh Addy.

The family wishes to thank Community Home Care and Hospice.

Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 237, Ballentine, SC 29002.

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