Obituary: William Howard Leake, 79, Bardstown

William Howard Leake, 79, of Bardstown, formerly of Lebanon, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville. He was born May 29, 1940, in Marion County. He was a jeweler and former owner of Lebanon Jewelry. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Thomas Leake Sr. and Mary Sallie Mattingly Leake; and three brothers, Leroy Leake, David Leake, Charles Ray Leake.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Mills Leake of Bardstown; one daughter, Kim Leake-Lee (David) of Denver, N.C.; two sons, Glenn (Dana) Leake of Bardstown and Todd (Charlotte) Leake of Lexington; three sisters, Sarah (Bill) Greenwell, Aline (Sherman) Leake, and Theresa (J.W.) Ballenger, all of Lebanon; one brother, Joseph T. Leake Jr. of Lebanon; and seven grandchildren, Kelsey (John) Huffman, Shelby Lee, Peyton Leake, Patrick Leake, Madison Leake, Abbey Leake and Matthew Leake.

The Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Lebanon with cremation to follow the funeral service.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at Bosley Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7 p.m. with Deacon Joe Dant.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Hosparus of Louisville.

The Bosley Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.


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