James R 'Dick' Leakey

1930 - 10 Dec 1994

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James R 'Dick' Leakey

1930 - 10 Dec 1994
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The obituary of James R 'Dick' Leakey. Cemetery: Maplewood Cemetery, Location: Anderson, Madison, Indiana, United States. Birth: 1930, Death: 10 Dec 1994.

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James R 'Dick' Leakey


Maplewood Cemetery

200 College Dr
Anderson, Madison, Indiana
United States


Spouse: Ruth

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 - James R. "Dick" Leakey, 64, of 2490 Rancho Drive, Kissimmee, died Dec. 10. Born in Anderson, Ind., he moved to the area from Daleville, Ind., in 1984. He was a retired self-employed general contractor and an Army veteran of the Korean War where he received the Silver Star and the Purple Heart. He was a member of the South Orlando Baptist Church, Orlando. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Leakey, Kissimmee; daughter, Terri Mahoney, Orlando; son, Michael Leakey, Baytown, Texas; sisters, Mary Abel, Anderson, Ind., Delores Miller, Markleville, Ind.; brothers, Keith and Jack Leakey, both of Anderson, Ind., Don Leakey, Friendswood, Texas; and four grandchildren. Services were held Dec. 12 at South Orlando Baptist Church with the Rev. John F. McKinney of South Orlando Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in East Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Ind. Grissom Funeral Home, Kissimmee, was in charge of local arrangements.

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James R 'Dick' Leakey was born in 1930
James R 'Dick' Leakey was 15 years old when World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: The Japanese Instrument of Surrender is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and Asia. It was fought over a vast area that included the Pacific Ocean and islands, the South West Pacific, South-East Asia, and in China.
James R 'Dick' Leakey was 25 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
James R 'Dick' Leakey was 35 years old when Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
James R 'Dick' Leakey was 47 years old when Star Wars is released in theaters. Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy and the beginning of the Star Wars franchise. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew, the film focuses on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia (Fisher), and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire's space station, the Death Star.
James R 'Dick' Leakey was 59 years old when The tanker Exxon Valdez spilled 10.8 million US gallons (260,000 bbl; 41,000 m3) of oil into Prince William Sound, Alaska, causing one of the most devastating man-made maritime environmental disasters. A tanker is a ship designed to transport or store liquids or gases in bulk. Major types of tankship include the oil tanker, the chemical tanker, and gas carrier. Tankers also carry commodities such as vegetable oils, molasses and wine. In the United States Navy and Military Sealift Command, a tanker used to refuel other ships is called an oiler but many other navies use the terms tanker and replenishment tanker.
James R 'Dick' Leakey died on 10 Dec 1994 at the age of 64