R. Terry Eugene Leathers, 47, formerly of Carmi

R. Terry Eugene Leathers, 47, passed away on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at his residence. He was born January 19, 1974, in Carmi, Illinois, the son of Robert and Betty (Holland) Leathers. He married Donalea Beasley on February 11, 1995 in Danville, Illinois, they later divorced.

Terry attended Carmi High School and Heartland Community College. He had been employed with the State of Illinois for 21 and half years as a correctional officer at Pontiac Correctional Center. He adored his boys and loved spending time with his great-nieces Lexis and Mariah. He put his family first and loved them very much.  He will be greatly missed. 

He is survived by: Donalea Leathers; his sons: Tyler Leathers, Joshua Leathers, and Dakota Leathers of Streamwood, Illinois; his niece, Shaley (Billy) Guge; and great-nieces, Lexis and Mariah. He is preceded in death by his sister, Tammy Hoffman; and his nephew, Matthew Hoffman. 

A Funeral Service will be held for Terry on Friday, July 9, 2021, at 6:00 pm at Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home in Pontiac. A visitation will be on the same day from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. 

Terry’s remains will then be transferred to Grayville, Illinois, for a second visitation and funeral.  Visitation and funeral are Monday, July 12, 2021, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.  Visitation is at noon and funeral is at 1 pm.  Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.