Leon Richard Scarborough Sr.

Published 8:11 am Sunday, February 17, 2019

Leon Richard Scarborough Sr., of Hatteras, 82, died in his home in Hendersonville on February 7, 2019 after a battle with cancer. Born and raised in Hatteras, he was the son of the late Fulton and Wilma Scarborough. He served in the United States Coast Guard, retiring after 20 years, to take on the life of a commercial fisherman, hunter, the family’s “Mr. Fix it” and a community “Old Timer.”

Leon was predeceased by wife Irene L. Scarborough and is survived by wife Carole Scarborough, children Lesley and Chris Hickman, Leona and Donald Newton, Leon Richard “Rick” Jr. and Donna Scarborough; step-children: H. Lucien and Michelle Gauthier III, Mercedes and soon to be born Zoey Ann; Courtney Gauthier and Ashley McFarland, siblings Bobby and Joyce Scarborough and Cecelia and Gene(deceased) Newcomb, grandchildren and great-grandchildren Stephen, Carinne and Taylor Hickman; Jessica, Brett and Grayson Barnett; Starla Newton and Brandon Hughes Jr. as well as nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 16 at 2 p.m. at the Hatteras Assembly of God, Pastor Durwood Willis presiding. The family welcomes floral arrangements delivered to the Hatteras Assembly of God, or donations to the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation, online or mailed to P.O. Box 442, Hatteras, NC 27943.

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