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Obituary for Glynn Leverett
Glynn Leverett (David Glynn Leverett) passed away in his home on the afternoon of Saturday, June 13, 2015. Glynn, better known as dad, Ginn or Cuz to those he loved, was born November 12, 1959 in Bibb County to the late Rusty Leverett and the late Jean Rainey Leverett. Glynn grew up on the shores of Lake Sinclair and graduated as a Bulldog from GMC in 1977. Glynn spent the majority of his life as a mobile home salesman. He completed his career as a Code Enforcement Officer and Building Inspector for Putnam County. Glynn resided in a wood cabin tucked deep in the woods in Putnam County that he and his wife built in the early 90s. He always envisioned a life spent in the country, full of outdoor adventures. His greatest pastime was deer hunting. He felt close to The Lord in the deer stand, and often used the peaceful time to reflect on life and make plans for the coming days. Glynn was a faithful member of Crossroads Baptist Church. He relished in the relationships built, and he actively sought opportunities to invest in developing Christians. Glynn often shared his testimony with the hopes that someone might be impacted and could experience the same hope and grace that he found. Glynn was saved as a young boy on March 13th, 1976 at a Pat Terry Concert in Milledgeville at the First Methodist Church. He recommitted his life to Christ in April of 2004. He found a peace in The Lord that was unparalleled. Glynn was actively involved in the community. There was not a single place that Glynn ventured to that he was not recognized. As “The Voice of the Gatewood Gators,” Glynn savored his time spent close to the football field. He was never a large man, but Glynn did more than hold his own during his football days at GMC. Announcing the games at Gatewood became a new found joy; as we all know, Glynn was never found speechless or short on conversation. This pastime was a perfect fit! Glynn was one of a kind. He had a joke that suited every occasion. Unfortunately for his closest confidants, he had the memory of an elephant, recalling any embarrassing occurrences with no effort. Glynn loved being “on stage” so to speak. Large crowds comforted him and intimidation was a feeling that he never recognized. He embodied the definition of a social butterfly, making strangers feel welcome and making old friends feel as if no time had passed since their last encounter. Glynn’s greatest joy in life was his family. More than anything, he enjoyed spending time with his wife and his three children. He loved week long vacations spent on the coast! He savored seeing his family in one place and smiles on their faces. Glynn had a childhood that was nothing short of challenging, and he longed to provide his children with a new lot. A day never passed that he did not say, “I love you.” He taught his children the importance of respect and manners, insisting that they say “Yes sir, no sir” and “Yes ma’am, no ma’am” when addressing adults. He was a constant presence in their lives, never missing a ball game and always there to provide guidance and a shoulder to lean on. He taught them how to work the land and to hunt, and being one that lacked mechanical abilities, he always directed them on who to call when something needed to be fixed. He wanted to provide them with a life and opportunities that he did not necessarily get. Glynn and Shawn shared a bond that most look for their entire lives. They loved time spent riding dirt roads, and they found joy in the simple things. It was rare that a day passed that did not include a cup of coffee shared on the front porch of their home, overlooking acres of fresh cut grass and rocking on the swing. They would often at times make dinner plans that were the same without ever discussing it; it was as if they had a sixth sense of some sort, a connection deep within the soul. Glynn and Shawn had a history that dates back to high school, and it showed in the closeness that exuded their relationship. Shawn never left Glynn’s side. She was his caretaker, as he was her soul mate and best friend. The final moments of Glynn’s life were bound with sickness, but his spirit and faith never waivered. Glynn had no doubts that heaven was his ultimate home, and he rallied in knowing that he would be fully healed in God’s timing. He never lost hope that God is faithful to perform miracles, and he knew that his suffering here was nothing compared to the glory of God that he would one day experience. Perhaps his greatest accomplishment in life is the impact he made on peoples lives, right up to the moment he took his final breaths. He was a walking testimony of what strength and courage and God’s grace look like. Glynn never stopped fighting. Glynn was loving. Glynn was kind. Glynn was brutally honest. Glynn was a man of God. Glynn was a husband. Glynn was a father. Glynn was a friend, a brother, a brother-in-law, an uncle. Glynn was an outdoorsman. Glynn was devoted. Glynn was faithful. Glynn is healed. The visitation will be at Vining Ivy Hill Chapel on Tuesday, June 16th from 6 to 8 PM. The service will be on Wednesday, June 17th at Crossroads Baptist Church at 2 PM. Burial will follow the service at Philadelphia United Methodist Church Cemetery Glynn is survived by his wife, Shawn (Hill), his daughter, Chelsea Ray Leverett, his daughter, Sierra Nicole Floyd and his son, Luke Hill Leverett. He is also survived by his brother, Steve and his wife Janet, their children Katie, Jennifer and Adam, by his sister Becky Smith and her husband David and their son Spencer, and his brother John and his wife Sherrie, and children Lauren and Jarret. Glynn is also survived by his mother-in-law Laurie and her husband Harley Weaver, his brother-in-law Shane Hill and his wife Lisa and their son Brayden. The family has requested in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Crossroads Baptist Church Building Fund.