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“Chief Leacott was my teacher for several Psychology classes through St Leo University at Seymour-Johnson AFB back in the mid-1970's. He was a great...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Steve Satterfield - Navarre, FL

“Thank You so much everyone that attended, prayed or helped my mom, sister Linda or family in anyway. My dad is an amazing man and touched so many...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Donna Leacott Roberts - Rockford, IL

“So sorry Linda for the loss of your father. I did not learn of his passing till today. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Vicki DeSelms - Goldsboro, NC

“GOD bless Maria and family. Don was a great Chief Master sergeant and friend. I will miss him from the base exchange. Jim ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Jim & JoAnn Drake - NC - friend

“Don was a good member of the NCCFCU and came in regularly at the Base Credit Union. He was always happy and had a smile for everyone. He told me...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Barbara L Johnson - goldsboro, NC

“Linda, Sorry to hear of your loss. Your Dad was a great friend, co-worker with the education programs on base, and supporter of my Dad for many...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Mike Coats - Bonaire, GA - Friend

“Mr Leacott was a wonderful person. I will miss him. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Renee' Pennix - Goldsboro, NC

“My dear Maria - My hearfelt condolences with he passing of Don. My prayers for and your loved ones. May the memonies of Don give you continued...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Henny Carlisle - Godlsboro, NC

“Donna and family sending our prayers for ur family on this day . Mr Leacott lived a well rounded life n touched many . His memories will forever live...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Rapheal & Cassandra Skinner - FL

“Linda and Donna, We are thinking of you both and praying for peace and comfort for you. What a great legacy your dad left, not only in his...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Carol Anne and David Bowden - NC

“Thinking of you, Maria. Love, Karen ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Karen Schneider

“The Myers family wishes to convey condolences for the loss of Donald Leacott, most especially to Maria & Linda. May the love of those around you...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Fred & Linda Myers & family - NC

“I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Leacott's passing. Linda called to let me know. I have such fond memories of him taking me and Linda down the beach in...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: LUCY (ECCLES) WEBER - SUMMERVILLE, SC


Donald H. Leacott passed away quietly at his home on February 8, 2013. He was 81 years young.

CMSgt USAF, Retired, was born to Ruth A. and John Y. Leacott on July 22, 1931 in Atlantic City, NJ. While in the military, he received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Omaha (now University of Nebraska at Omaha) and his Master's Degree from Troy State University, Troy, AL. After serving 27 years in the military, he continued to serve the military by working at the base education office, first at St. Leo's University and then at Mount Olive College where he served as Director of Special Programs.

After his retirement he enjoyed his love of art, which he performed in different mediums, he also enjoyed meeting friends weekly for their dart games.

Mr. Leacott is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Maria. His two daughters, Linda Berard and husband, Gene of Goldsboro, and Donna Roberts and husband, Mike of Rockford, Ill. Four grandchildren he loved so much, Christina Lea Myers of Carrollton, GA, Doug Davidson, Nicolas Davidson and Bethany Davidson of Rockford, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Grace McAuliffe of Pine Bluff, NY and one brother, John Young Leacott of Delran, NJ.

Mr. Leacott was one of the founding members of the Alliance of Retired Military, Goldsboro Branch, where he currently served as Vice President. He also sat on the board for Seymour Johnson Federal Credit Union, now NCCFCU, where he was president. Mr. Leacott was a member of the Wayne County Art Center, where several of his paintings were judged and he taught a watercolor class.

A service remembering the life of Mr. Leacott will be held Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home. Military honors will be rendered on the front lawn. The family will receive friends following the service at Seymour Funeral Home. Interment will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.

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