October 30, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012 12:00 PM Vernon Funeral Home
Thursday, November 1, 2012 10 am-12 pm
Walter ”Walt” Curtis Leeth, 61 of St. Paris, passed away, Tuesday, October 30, 2012 in Springfield Regional Medical Center.
He was born May 28, 1951 in South Charleston the son of Lee O. and Ethel M. (Heskett) Leeth. He graduated in 1969 from North High School and Springfield J.V.S.
Walter retired after 33 years of service from International Harvester / Navistar. He was an avid NASCAR / Dale Earnhardt fan and he enjoyed restoring antique cars with his brother, Virgil. Walter also enjoyed vacationing and he loved to spend time with his grandchildren.
Walter is survived by his wife of 43 years, Cynthia A Leeth, his daughters, Chris (Brad) Knoblock of Indiana, Melanie (Walt) Eckert of Urbana and Carrie (Andy) Draper of St. Paris, his grandchildren, Courtney, Austen, Eric, Benjamin, Andrew, Bailey, Cody, Anna, Brandi, Jarrod, Kristopher, Paige and Bradley, a great granddaughter, Rylee; his sisters, Jean Manasco of Springfield, Rose (Tom) Zettler of South Vienna and Violet (Richard) Addison, his brothers, Edd (Sarah) Leeth of Springfield and Virgil (Donna) Leeth of St. Paris; his mother-in-law, Anne Newman of Springfield, childhood friend and brother-in-law, Chuck Cox of Springfield and nephew, Ted Lowe of Tennesse, as well as numerous other nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Margaret and his father-in-law, Floyd Newman.
Funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, November 1, 2012 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana with the Rev. Rick Clos officiating; where the family will receive friends from 10-12 prior to the service. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, St. Paris. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 1950 Arlington Lane, Columbus, Ohio 43228.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.