August 17, 1934
April 23, 2017
Leonard Cloud, 82, of Chappell Hill, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017.
Visitation will be at Brenham Memorial Chapel on Friday, April 28, 2017, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be at the Chappell Hill United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 11a.m., Reverend Dan Hein will officiate. Interment will follow at Chappell Hill Masonic Cemetery.
Leonard was born on August 17, 1934, in Rogers, Texas to Thomas II and Letha (Hester) Cloud. He grew up in Calvert and Wortham, where he graduated. Leonard received an Associate of Arts from Lee College in Baytown, and a Bachelor’s of Business Degree from University of Houston. On January 31, 1954, Leonard was married to Barbara Padgett in Pasadena, Texas. They made their homes in Pasadena and Houston. Leonard was employed as a Certified Public Accountant for many years, and worked in many Houston area firms including Powell Electric, Schindler and Cummins, Haskins and Sells, Turner, Cloud, Cooper and Dennis and others. Leonard served in the US Marine Corp for 4 years.
Leonard loved and enjoyed all things Texas. He was particularly fascinated by the life story of Charles Goodnight, the Texas cattle rancher who inspired the series “Lonesome Dove”. The Cloud family even named their Burleson County property “Hat Creek Ranch” after the ranch in the “Lonesome Dove” series.
Leonard enjoyed his involvement in the Sons of the Republic of Texas, the Masons, the Sons of the Confederate Veterans, the Knights of San Jacinto, and the Sons of the American Revolution. He was Past President General of both the Sons of the Republic of Texas and the Knights of San Jacinto.
Leonard was a member of Chappell Hill United Methodist Church. Leonard enjoyed time with family and was lovingly called “Ge’Daddy” by his grandchildren and great-grandchild.
Leonard is survived by his wife of 63 years, Barbara; their son Jay Cloud and wife Debra of Deer Park; grandchildren Travis Cloud and Jennifer Cloud; great-granddaughter Jade Harris, and another great-grandchild on the way; numerous nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by parents, and brother Frank Cloud.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to The Sons of the Republic of Texas (www.srttexas.org) or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (www.jdrf.org/donate).
Services in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.