Clinton F. Leatherman, Jr., 64, of Opelika, passed away Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022.

Mr. Leatherman was born May 23, 1957, in Lincolnton, North Carolina, to parents, Clinton and Faye Leatherman. He spent 41 years working with Duke Energy in North Carolina, after which he retired.  In July 2019, Mr. Leatherman and his family moved to Opelika. They found a home in First Baptist Church of Opelika. Mr. Clinton had a strong love for God and family and he worked tirelessly to ensure his family was able to live life to the fullest. He was the epitome of a righteous man walking with God in humbleness, kindness and generosity.

Mr. Leatherman was preceded in death by his father, Clinton F. Leatherman, Sr.

He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Donna Leatherman; daughters: Anna and Carrie Leatherman, Sarah (Eric) Leatherman Cornwell and Candy Bellflower; his son, James Cortez; grandchildren: Ashton Thompson, Colton Bellflower, Ethan and Eli Leatherman and John Christopher Moore; his mother, Faye Leatherman; and his brothers: Tony (Debbie) Leatherman, Maurice (Penny) Leatherman and Nathan (Elizabeth) Leatherman.

Memorial services for Mr. Clinton F. Leatherman, Jr. were held Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Opelika. A visitation was held a half hour before the service. Dr. Jeff Meyers officiated.

A subsequent memorial service will be held in Lincolnton, North Carolina on Feb. 5, 2022, at 11 a.m. EST at
Redeemed Baptist Church
1525 Riverview Road
Lincolnton, NC 28092

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in his name to Rescue K911 Inc. in Camp Hill, Alabama. or call 256-896-4694. Also, donations can be made to First Baptist Church of Opelika at or call 334-745-5715.


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