John “Charlie” Charles Leatherwood

Published 3:26 pm Sunday, February 25, 2018

JARVISBURG, NC ­- John “Charlie” Charles Leather-wood, 88, of Jarvisburg peacefully went to be with his Lord on February 20, 2018. He was born February 10, 1930, in Knoxville, TN. He was the son of the late John William Leatherwood and Carrie Ruth Long Leatherwood. He is preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Eloise and husband, John McIlwee of Front Royal, VA.

Charlie was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann Leatherwood and his former wife, Jannese V. Leatherwood. He is survived by a son, John Leatherwood of Southern Shores, and a daughter, Jeanne Leather-wood (and fiancé, Tony Henderson) of Kill Devil Hills and daughter, Teri Sawyer (Clevie) of Powells Point, sons, Daniel Gemeny (Kristen) of Templeton, CA, Donald Gemeny (Kate) of Branson, MO and David Gemeny of Charlottesville, VA. A wonderful family of grandchildren, Kyle Leather-wood, Morgan Leatherwood, Jordan Leatherwood, Wade Coote, Jenaleigh Coote, Annah Sawyer, Krista Sawyer, Sarah Gemeny, and was preceded in death by his grandson, Keith Gemeny. Charlie was also survived by special nieces who were like his own children, Betty Showers (Wayne) of Front Royal, VA and Virginia Ruth Kash (Gene) of Panama City Beach, FL.

Charlie served as a Corporal in the US Army-Artillery Division in Germany during the Korean Conflict.

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Charlie enjoyed a long career with Riggs National Bank in Washington DC and retired to the Outer Banks in 1980. He eventually started his own security company, Sea-Check Security, in Corolla, which he operated until his retirement at age 84.

Charlie loved to laugh and joke and have fun with everyone. He was well-loved by everyone who knew him, and those who were fortunate enough to enjoy his baking will miss his cookies and cakes.

The family will gather for a celebration of his life at a future date.

Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Leatherwood family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at