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David James Leonheart, 78
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Rock Island resident and Meadville, Penn. Native David James Leonhart, 78, was born July 9, 1944 and died Oct. 2, 2022 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro following a brief illness.           

A retired heavy machine operator from Highways, Inc., he was the son of the late George and Norma Himes Leonheart. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wife, Alliene Wilson. 

Mr. Leonheart is survived by daughter, Tracey Payne of McMinnville; brother, George Leonheart, II of Lionsville, Penn.; step-son, Jerry Patrick of McMinnville; and grandchildren, Kim Payne, Travis Payne and Samantha Payne.

A private graveside service will be held with the family. No service or visitation will be held at High Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Oct. 5, 2022