Ernest Eugene Leatherman

June 12, 1929 ~ February 7, 2021 (age 91)


Ernest Eugene Leatherman , 91, of Myersville, Maryland, passed from this life on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at Doey's House in Hagerstown, Maryland.  He was the beloved husband of the late Katherine Leatherman. 

Born on June 12, 1929, in Myersville, Maryland, he was the son of the late Elmer Daniel and Carrie Ellen (Brandenburg) Leatherman.

Ernest was a life long serving member of the Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville.  He was a career carpenter and wood worker. Ernest loved riding his bike on the C&O Canal, was an avid football fan, and  enjoyed traveling the United States. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and enjoyed spending time with his family. 

He is survived by his children, Sharon Phillips of Myersville, Sam Leatherman of Myersville, Michael Leatherman and wife Debbie of Middletown, Karen Riggs and husband Robert of Hagerstown; numerous beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter; sister Grace Moser of Myersville, brother Elwood Leatherman and wife Gladys of Middletown.

He was preceded in death his brothers, Merhle Leatherman, Gaither Leatherman, Franklin Leatherman, Arthur Leatherman, sisters, Mildred Blickenstaff, Annabelle Martin and Florence Doyle; son Douglas Leatherman and two granddaughters, Rebecca Riggs and Erin Leatherman.

Interment will be at Grossnickle Church of the Brethren Cemetery in  Myersville, Maryland. Please contact a family member or the church for service information. 

Memorial donations may be made to The Disaster Relief Fund, c/o Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 575 Myersville, MD 21773. 


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