Donald Edwin Leazer

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 5, 2006

SALISBURY – Donald Edwin Leazer, 81, of Salisbury, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. & lt;br & gt; & lt;br & gt;Born Jan. 5, 1925, in Salisbury, Mr. Leazer was the son of the late Carl and Edna Cauble Leazer. Educated in the Salisbury city schools, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. During World War II, he served in Northern Europe and on the USS Saucy. & lt;br & gt; & lt;br & gt;Mr. Leazer operated Don’s Body Shop for a number of years and later worked for Gregory Lincoln-Mercury, retiring as body shop foreman. & lt;br & gt; & lt;br & gt;Mr. Leazer was a member of Landmark Church, Harold B. Jarrett American Legion Post 342, and was a former member of the Spencer Moose Lodge. & lt;br & gt; & lt;br & gt;Preceded in death by a daughter, Vickie Joyner in 1995, Mr. Leazer is survived by his wife, Lucille Beacham Leazer; sons Chris Leazer and wife Patsy of Salisbury, Donald Leazer Jr. of Las Vegas, Nev., Hal Barnes and wife Barbara of Salisbury; daughters Donna Arey of Salisbury, Mitzi Smoot and husband Scott of Salisbury, Denise Beaver and husband Ron of Greensboro, Tammy James of China Grove; brother the Rev. Carl W. Leazer of Mannerville, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. & lt;br & gt; & lt;br & gt;Visitation: 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at Summersett Funeral Home; and at other times, the family will be at the residence. & lt;br & gt; & lt;br & gt;Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday in Summersett Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Benny Hillard officiating. Burial will follow in Rowan Memorial Park, with military graveside rites by the Rowan Military Honor Guard. & lt;br & gt; & lt;br & gt;Memorials: Memorials may be made to Landmark Church, 1910 Mooresville Road, Salisbury, NC 28147.