Chadwick Lee Leatherwood

Leatherwood Chadwick Lee.tuChadwick Lee Leatherwood, Calera, Alabama was born August 12, 1975, and passed away to be with God and his deceased family on June 18, 2016 at the age of 40.  His baptism as a Christian was three years ago.  Services will be held at Charter Funeral Home, 2521 US Highway 31, Calera, Alabama 35040, with Scott Cobb, Prattville officiating.  Burial will be immediately following at Southern Heritage, 475 Cahaba Valley Road, Pelham, AL  35124.  Viewing will be at 10:00 AM and services immediately afterward. Chad is survived by his loving Mother Robin Gentry, Step-Father Ed Gentry, Cousin Jack Douglas Parker, Niece Bella Gentry, Niece Livia Gentry, Nephew Cael Gentry, Step-Brother, Michael Gentry and other close relatives.   He was predeceased by his father Hobson Lee Leatherwood, Grandparents Paul  and  Mazie Schaffer, Sister-in-Law Whitney Norris Gentry. When he was young, Chad enjoyed outdoors, especially baseball and hunting.  He was quite the hunter and was able to take his first deer when he was eight years old.  In baseball he was known to knock home runs on a regular bases…his goal…hit it over the fence. Chad was born in Birmingham, Alabama and grew up in Pelham, Alabama.  He attended Pelham High School and attended Jefferson State Junior College.  He enjoyed listening to his favorite musicians, Hank Williams, Jr. singing “Blues Man”, and the group Everlast singing “White Trash Beautiful”.   He enjoyed country music along with other forms of music and listened for hours while working or playing.  His mother would “holler’ at him for minutes on end and he would not respond, his earbuds on, listening to his sweet songs. Chad loved news and history and read US News and World Report to stay on top of what was happening.  He was especially interested with Mid-East news and history since during most of his life it has been in turmoil and has had a huge impact on the US and other Western Countries.  He enjoyed the Bible and was more knowledgeable about its many verses than many of us.  He enjoyed reading about the political scene and was currently reading a Glen Beck novel. Chad had a great personality, great smile, and was well liked by his friends.  Chad’s struggle on this planet is over and he is “free” to travel the universe and his journey after this life is just beginning.