George Walter Leep, born on December 22, 1941, died suddenly on September 25, 2017 at his home in Louisville. George was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Odelphia Leep, and his brother William Leep of Jeffersonville. George was retired from Jefferson County Public Schools after 28 years of employment. George was always referred to as "a good man." He was much loved by his golfing buddies and good friend, Albert Fisher, and all the field hockey players of Kammerer and Ballard High School and especially his three granddaughters. He was a lifelong follower of Kentucky Wildcat basketball and Notre Dame football. However, his love and passion was watching his granddaughters participate in all of their events. He was an icon at the field hockey games where he was affectionately known as "Papa George" that earned him "THE FAN OF THE DECADE" Award from Kammerer Middle School.
George is survived by his son, Jeffery (Mary) and granddaughters, Lauren, Emma and Kristen Leep; his sister-in-law, Loyce Leep; niece Donna, and nephews John and Brian Leep; and his former wife, Sedonia Williams.
Funeral service will be held Saturday September 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. at E.M. Coots' Sons Funeral Home with cremation to follow. Visitation will be held Friday September 29, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army.
Online condolences may be made at cootsfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 27, 2017