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John Samuel Leizear

August 14, 1953 ~ January 1, 2024 (age 70) 70 Years Old

John Leizear Obituary

John Samuel Leizear 70, a former resident of Laurel Maryland passed away on January 1, 2024, in Cape Coral Florida.  He was born in Riverdale Maryland on August 14, 1953, to the late Charles Clayton Leizear and Lucille Mae Leizear. Johnny joined the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department in 1969 where he loved serving his community alongside his firefighter Brothers. He graduated from Laurel High School in 1972. Johnny started his career as Customer Service Representative with Washington Wilbert Vault Works in 1976, after a dedicated career of 35 years he retired in 2011.

Following his retirement Johnny and his wife Laura relocated to Cape Coral, Florida to enjoy their retirement in 2013 where he loved the outdoors, the beach, fishing, bowling, kayaking, gardening, live music, traveling, watching sports, Nascar, and most of all, spending time with his family and grandchildren. Johnny had a heart of gold and a passion for life and loved his fur babies.  He was known for taking the long way around town to sightsee.

He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years Laura Leizear; Son John Leizear (Lara) 2 Daughters Wendy Risk (Glen), Stephanie Jones (Cordell) 4 Stepchildren Karen Spalding (Jeff), Jamie Burton, Ryan Burton (Clarissa), Angie Lyon (Gary) 13 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his 2 brothers Ronald Leizear and Joe Leizear and 5 sisters; Carol Jean Essex, Cheryl Sappington, Patty Doubledee, Deborah Haggerty, Donna Kidwell and several nieces and nephews. Johnny was proceeded in death by Charles Leizear and Mother Lucille Leizear, and 3 brothers Carnell Ray Ritchie, Charles Clayton Leizear Jr, and James W. Collins.

A celebration Of Life will be held on May 11, 2024, at the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department at 2pm. The family kindly requests that any charitable donations be made to the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department. Please join us in honoring the life of John Samuel Leizear (Sam) a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.   

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Celebration of Life
May 11, 2024

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Laurel Volunteer Fire Department
7411 Cherry Lane
Laurel, MD 20707
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