Carroll F Leatherman Jr.

Born: Wed., Sep. 6, 1933
Died: Fri., Jun. 6, 2014


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Mon., Jun. 09, 2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jun. 09, 2014
Location: Donald B Thompson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Jun. 10, 2014
Location: Harmony Community Lutheran Church

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Carroll F. Leatherman, Jr of Myersville Maryland went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 6, 2014. He died peacefully at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, Maryland with his family by his side after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was the husband of Mary A. Leatherman. Diagnosed about 3 years ago with cancer, he never let this disease change his positive attitude, sense of humor and love of life. His faith and positive outlook helped to surpass the doctor’s expectations. Carroll was born and raised on the family farm on September 6, 1933. He graduated from Middletown High School in 1951. One of Carroll’s proudest accomplishments was his successful career as a State Farm Insurance Agent where he began his career in 1963 retiring after 38 years in 2001. His outstanding career awarded him numerous trips across the world rewarding him for his success. Carroll was a devoted member of the Harmony Community Lutheran Church where he was a charter member serving in all capacities of the church including church treasurer for over 20 years. He was a former member of Zion Lutheran Church in Middletown. He was a past member of the National Association of Life Underwriters where he was a past President. He received his CLU designation from the Charter Life Underwriters. Carroll was a member for Frederick County’s Farm Bureau for 47 years, FFA-Middletown Chapter, 4-H Maryland All-Stars, Middletown’s People Helping People, Frederick Elks Club, NRA and past member of the American Guernsey Cattle Club. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.

Carroll is preceded in death by his parents Carroll and Eleanor Leatherman and Daughter-in-Law, Sandra J. Leatherman. In addition to his wife Mary of 26 years, he is survived by his two children Carroll R. (Randy) Leatherman and his friend Michelle, Steve Leatherman and wife Robin. Grandchildren, Christopher M and Jonathan M. Leatherman, Amy L. Knight and husband Matthew, Ryan T. Leatherman and fiance’ Erin King, and Great Grandson Austin M. Leatherman. Step-Children Tim McCarthney and wife Kathy, Robert McCarthney and Kelly McCarthney. Step-Grandchildren, Amanda McCartney, Chrissie Willson, TJ McCartney, Robert McCartney Jr., Jamie McCartney, Shannon Pitsnogle

The family will receive friends on Monday June 9 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown. Funeral services will be held 11 AM on Tuesday June 10 from the Harmony Community Lutheran Church, 3941 Brethren Church Rd., Myersville, MD 21773.

Interment will be made in the Harmony Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Myersville, MD
In lieu of flowers, donations made to Harmony Community Lutheran Church, Operating Fund.
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Millie Miller
   Posted Sun June 08, 2014
My deepest sympathy on your husband's passing. He had a long strugle with you by his side. Again my condolances.
Millie Miller

Naomi M. Stovall
   Posted Mon June 09, 2014

To Mrs Mary Leatherman and Family.
My deepest sympathy on the loss of Carroll Leatherman. He was My agent when I had my State Farm Ins. He will be truly missed. He was always kind and I thought him to be very helpful whenever I had problems with my policy. May God Bless you and your family and I'll keep you all in my prayers. Sincerely, Naomi M. Stovall

Pastor Tracy Wiser
   Posted Mon June 09, 2014
Dear Mary & Family,
Sincere sympathy to you and your family. Carroll was a blessing to me during my time at HCOB and always addressed me as "Pastor". His impact in the community was great and I look forward to meeting again on the other side. May God comfort and bless you during this time of adjustment.
Love in Christ Jesus our Lord - Tracy

Ruth Thompson
   Posted Mon June 09, 2014
Mrs. Leatherman -
I had the honor to serve you and Carroll at The Red Horse on several occasions. It has been my pleasure to know you and your husband. He was always smiling and just a joy to be in his presence. May you find peace in knowing he is no longer suffering. God Bless.
Ruth Thompson

Patsy Main
   Posted Mon June 09, 2014
To Mary and family:

My deepest and sincere sorrow I extend to all of you.

What a man!! Carroll would take the shirt off his back to help his fellow man. The word Stranger-- it never existed in Carroll's book! His vivacious personality, his jokes, his will to make light of any little problem that would crop up--- that was Carroll.

I would like to touch on one more word that Carroll faced head on in his last 3 years of life on this earth. That word is bravery. "The brave man is not he who feels no fear, but he whose noble soul subdues its fear, and bravely dares and endures the dangers he encounters, all with God by his side."

God's Grace Be With You and Yours during this time of sadness.

don and linda cline
   Posted Mon June 09, 2014
mary, so sorry for your loss. he will be truly missed by so many. don and I knew him for many years. he was a great friend and all around terrific man. he has truly left an ongoing legacy for all to remember. we will truly miss him. if you need anything, please let us know. with love and condolences, don and linda

Andrea Hedges Bowers
   Posted Mon June 09, 2014
Randy & Steve, So sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. I remember seeing your dad often coming from the State Farm Office on Main Street when I walked home from school. I remember the many trips to Aunt Eleanor and Uncle Carroll's farm on Sundays and loving to play with the barn kittens and helping Aunt Eleanor gather eggs. Take comfort knowing you have your memories and he is in a better place and his suffering has ended.

Aeirl Haggart
   Posted Tue June 10, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


CJ Shank
   Posted Fri June 13, 2014
I bought my first auto insurance policy from Mr. Leatherman back in 1979 and the policy for my house in 1993. I am still with State Farm but things just haven't seemed the same since Mr. Leatherman retired. My condolences to his family. I know he will be missed.

Margaret Greene
   Posted Fri June 13, 2014
Carroll was a true class act. Always spoke to everyone and smiled. He would come in the office before he retired and was always a pleasure to talk to. May your memories comfort you during this time of loss.

Michele Young Zittle
   Posted Mon June 16, 2014
Dear Mary, We are thinking of you, and sending our condolences. I have known Carroll since I started working at SF, for an agent, Tom Noffsinger. I was in my early twenties(you know, last year!) Carroll and Tom were good friends and Carroll would stop in all the time. I always looked forward to his visits, he was so kind to me, and helpful as I was trying to navigate my new job. He would ask for a cup of coffee, he'd say," please make me a good cup of your coffee"! He would smile, sit down and drink his coffee and talk shop with me. He was a true blessing to everyone and will deeply be missed.

Patty Knight
   Posted Mon June 16, 2014
Dear Mary
I am so sorry for your loss. If you need anything at all please call me. Even if you just need someone to talk to. Please call me anytime. I know what you are going through I have been there before. I just found out today June 16th.

Rosalie Van Lowe
   Posted Tue June 17, 2014
Mary: so sorry to read of Carroll's passing. For some reason I was led to Google his name this morning and was saddened to get the news. Mary and I will be thinking of you.

Pr Bill Cork
   Posted Thu June 26, 2014
Dear Mary,

I was so sorry to hear of Carroll's passing. I have fond memories of you both, and the church.

May the peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your heart and mind through Christ Jesus, our Lord.

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