Leon W. R. Schultz, 89 of Versailles, Ohio passed away on Sunday June 7, 2015 at 4:30 PM. at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. Leon was born January 8, 1926 near Rossburg, Ohio in Darke County. He was the son of the late John & Ruby (Kinnison) Schultz.
He attended school in Covington, Ohio. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was wounded while serving overseas in France and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for bravery. After his military service he returned to farming. Later he worked at Shellar-Globe in Union City, Ohio, after working for the Ohio Department of Transportation for 18 years he retired. Leon has been a member of the Versailles Christian Church for 54 years and served as a deacon. He helped deliver meals on wheels. His hobbies were cooking, playing solitaire and bird watching.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother Dale.
He is survived by is wife: Marjorie (Fields) Horner Schultz whom he married April 15, 1949. They had been married 66 years. Also survived by three sons: Ronald (Horner) Schultz and wife Judy of Covington, Ohio, Tim Schultz and wife Peggy of Versailles, Mike Schultz and wife Doris of St. Henry, Ohio; daughter: Christina Hammaker and husband Randy of Versailles; eight grandchildren: Ted Schultz, Dr. Angela Isbel and husband Chris, Carey Whittington and husband Darin, Shane Schultz and wife Kim, Shannon Link and husband Josh, Kim Hayes and husband Mike, Nick Hammaker and Katie Hammaker; great grandchildren: Lauren& Madelyn Isbel, Marcus & Mary Grisez, Reid & Emma Whittington, Owen & Gavin Schultz, Parker, Riley & Logan Link, Courtney, Taylor & Noah Hayes; sisters: Patty Key, Martha Oliver; brother: Herschel Schultz and wife Ruth Ann; sister in law: Dorothy Schultz; & numerous nieces & nephews.
Services will be held on Thursday June 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio with Pastor Dennis Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in Brock Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday June 10, 2015 at the funeral home. Veteran’s graveside services will be conducted by the Versailles Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, Versailles Food Pantry, or donor’s choice.
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