Age 79 of Wilmington passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022 at OSF Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Evergreen Park, Illinois.
Born May 29, 1942 in Joliet, Kenneth Paul was a son of Leslie and Temple (nee Willis) Leasure. He was raised and educated in Ritchie, and on October 29, 1971, he married Lynda Jane Pritchard in Joliet. Kenny worked for many years as a motorcycle mechanic and took great pride in his work. He was good at working with his hands and could fix just about anything.
Survivors include one son, Tony (Carin) Leasure of New Lenox, five grandchildren: Devin, Kasside, Dylan, Kenna, and Kyle; one brother, Everett Leasure (Carolyn Lavin) of Goose Lake, nieces and nephews: Everett (Shantel) Leasure, Eric (Tina) Leasure, Kelli (Dan) Campbell, Lynette Leasure, Michelle Leasure, and Leslie Leasure; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: J.D. (Kay) Pritchard of Wilmington, Larry Pritchard of Coal City, Johnny Pritchard of Nashville, Tennessee, and Mary Ann (George) Aimone of Gardner.
Kenny was preceded in death by his parents and his wife; one son, David Leasure, one brother, Leslie Leasure, one sister, Trudy Leasure; and two grandchildren in infancy.
Per Kenny’s wishes, cremation rites are being accorded and there are no services planned at this time. A celebration of life will be later this year when all of Kenny’s family and friends can be together to celebrate his life, and lay him to rest in Wesley Cemetery.
Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Kenny’s memorial page by logging onto: www.BaskervilleFuneral.com
Cremation services and memorial arrangements are being made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington (815) 476-2181.