Richard Leismanof Maumelle, AR, 1931 - 2015
Richard Leisman, 84, of Maumelle, Arkansas died on December 27, 2015. He was born June 25, 1931 to the late Ruth and Herman Leisman in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania where he was in ROTC. After graduating, he went into the Airforce to pursue his dream of flying. He eventually ended up at Little Rock Air Force from Korea. It was there that he met the love of his life, Carolyn "Bojjie" Morgan, a nurse from Spadra, Arkansas. They married at LRAFB Chapel in 1958 and had two children, Martha Kay and Eric Morgan. After many transfers, Dick ended his Airforce career at Barksdale Airforce Base as a B-52 pilot. They eventually came back to Arkansas and lived in Maumelle for 30 years. He will be remembered as a kind, loyal and generous person.
He is survived by his wife, children and sister, Katherine Harkins (John) of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; sisters-in-law Rachel Johnson (Harold) of Clarksville, Barbara Morgan of Clarksville and two nieces and nine nephews that he adored.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shepherd of Peace Lutheran Church, where Richard is a charter member. Services are 12 noon, Monday, January 4, 2016 at Shepherd of Peace Lutheran Church, 449 Millwood Circle, Maumelle, Arkansas 72113. Entombment will be at 11 a.m. prior to the service at Riverwood Memorial Gardens in Maumelle. Arrangements by Roller-Chenal Funeral Homes, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, Arkansas 72211, (501) 224-8300. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.
Published January 1, 2016
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