Leonard  Sizemore


Retired Master Sergeant Leonard Sizemore, 77, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019, at his home. Born July 16, 1942, in Verda (Harlan County), KY, he was the son of the late Mark and Opal Blankenship Sizemore. A veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars, he served in the U.S. Army until his retirement in 1987, receiving numerous service medals and awards. After his military retirement, Leonard worked for the U.S. Postal Service in the St. Louis area before settling in Trigg County. He was a Mason and a member of Rizpah Shriners in Madisonville, as well as the NRA and VFW.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Betty Harley Sizemore of Cadiz; two sons, Leonard (Connie) Sizemore, Jr. of Summer Shade, KY, and Bennie Sizemore of McHenry, IL; three grandchildren, Shaun D. (Lauren) Sizemore, Joshua D. (Erica) Sizemore, and Benjamin D. Sizemore; three great grandchildren, Aiden Carey Sizemore, Mason Sizemore, and Abel Sizemore; a brother, Jerry (Beulah) Sizemore of London; and two sisters, Lillian Ritchie of Cincinnati, OH, and Pauline (Bobby) Proffitt of London.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Sizemore and J.L. Sizemore; and two sisters, Maritta Sizemore and Evelyn Holbrook.
Committal service with full military honors will be at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West, 5817 Ft. Campbell Boulevard, Hopkinsville, KY, at 2 p.m. (CDT), Wednesday, August 14. Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, 138 Main Street in Cadiz.
Memorials may be made to Pennyroyal Hospice, 220 Burley Avenue, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.
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Published on August 12, 2019
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Richard White Chief Warrant Officer Retired
Aug 14, 2019
I was amoung many that spent many miserable nights and days on patrols on the DMZ in Korea in 1969. Leonard served with distinction and was a vital part of the team. I am proud to have served with him. Clarksville TN
Roy G Monk, MSG Retired
Aug 13, 2019
I had the pleasure of serving with MSG Sizemore (he was a SSG at that time) in A Co 3/23rd Inf 2nd INF DIV on the DMZ in 1968 - 1969 . I have two pictures of MSG Sizemore (a copy of a yearbook from 1968) and a picture when I was on patrol with him in the DMZ. I was unable to post them here. If you would like a copy, email me at rgmonk@earthlink.net and I will attached them to your email and sent them to you. RIP my brother.