Leonard Waldon Flanagan, 89, of Baxley passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Community Hospice in Vidalia.
Mr. Flanagan was born August 5, 1931 in Jesup to the late George W. Flanagan, Sr. and the late Belle Long Walker. Mr. Flanagan was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and was a flight engineer, an advisor to the PA Air Guard and a private pilot instructor. He attended Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church and was a Mason and a 50 year member of Acacia Lodge #452 in Savannah. After retirement, he owned the Amoco Station on Habersham Street in Savannah. After moving to Baxley, Mr. Flanagan established Dunn’s Lake Mobile Home Park.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years and mother of his children, Carolyn Dunn Flanagan, and two brothers, George Flanagan, Jr. and James Branch.
Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Jane Collins Flanagan of Baxley; children, Michael and Patty Flanagan of Tampa, Florida, Carol and Gary Shiffert of Jacksonville, Florida and Timothy and Shellia Flanagan of Savannah; stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Sean and Angie Heath of Hinesville; grandchildren, James, Carolyn, Shawn, Rachel, Alexis, Maghan, Marleigh, Brock, and Bryson; eight great grandchildren and a number of other family members also survive.
A graveside service with full military honors was held Friday, January 1, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Omega Cemetery with the Rev. Fred Anderson and Rev. David Barber officiating.
Active Pallbearers were John Lawrence, John Cardwell, Brock Heath, Bryson Heath, John Oxendine, and Charles Carter.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South Georgia 1625 Sunset Blvd. Jesup, GA 31545.
A musical selection was rendered by Kristin Clifton.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.