He was a graduate of Berkley High School, Berkley, Michigan and attended college to study tool and die making. He was formerly employed with Ford Motor Company in Detroit for 28 years, retiring as an engineer in 1993. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Spencer and enjoyed traveling, playing golf, bowling and making furniture.
Leonard was loved and will be greatly missed by his wife of 36 years, Margaret A. (nee Shanks); daughters, Rebecca P. Dotson of Homerville, Karen Godec of Houston, Texas and Bridget Borowski of Kirtland; sons, Clyde Dotson of Mentor on the Lake, Bruce Dotson of Madison, Ohio and Ron Brown of Berkley, Michigan; 16 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret A. Dotson in 2010; and a son, Skip Brown.
Friends will be received Monday, October 28, 2013 from 5 to 7 P.M. at Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Ave., Elyria. Visitation will also be Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 10 A.M. until the time of an 11 A.M. service in the funeral home. Reverend Jeff Mullet, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Spencer, will officiate. Burial will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to Diabetes Association, 3601 S. Green Rd. #100, Cleveland, OH 44122-5719.