Death of Lenn Edward “Ed” Greenleaf

Lenn Edward “Ed” Greenleaf, 88, of Charleston entered into Heaven on May 2, 2012, at home surrounded by his family.

He was born April 14, 1924, in Huntington, and raised by his late grandparents, Perry and Josephine Litton Greenleaf. A great-grandson, James Stone; a sister, Margaret Shearer; and a brother, Roy Shearer, also preceded him in death.

He was in the first graduating class of Stonewall Jackson High School, mid-semester class of 41/42.

Ed was retired from Union Carbide with 37 years of service, the last 10 as a production supervisor in the polyol unit.

He was a veteran of the U. S. Coast Guard, during World War II, having driven a landing craft on to the beaches on D-Day.

Ed was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, now Canaan United Methodist Church and a member of the Old Timer’s Club, a 50-year member of Charleston Masonic Lodge No. 153, Scottish Rite Bodies and Beni Kedem Shrine.

He was a loving, husband, father and grandfather.

Ed is survived by his loving family, wife of 65 years, Anna Louise Ellison Greenleaf; children, Anne (Terry) Stone, Patty (Chuck) Taylor, Ed Greenleaf, Jeanie Graley (fiancée), and Mike Thaxton, all of Charleston, and Sue (Rick) Sykes, of Westminster, Md.; sister, Wanda Simmons Angel of Goose Creek, S.C.; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Yousaf, Dr. DeTemple, and staff at 3 East, CAMC Memorial Hospital and Kanawha Hospice for their care.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 7, at Elk Funeral Home, 2001 Pennsylvania Ave., Charleston, with the Rev. Johnna Wheaton officiating. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, with Masonic rites by Charleston Lodge No. 153.

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and will receive friends Monday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Arrangements are in the care of Elk Funeral Home, Charleston.