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Donald William Leslie

April 18, 1931 — October 7, 2021

Donald William Leslie, 90, of Abbeville, husband of Marian Henderson Leslie, died Thursday, October 7, 2021 at his daughter’s home in Madison, GA. Born April 18, 1931 in Atlanta, GA, he was the son of the late Alpheus Ezekiel Leslie and Lucy Katherine Sturdivant Leslie.

A 1948 graduate of the Decatur Boys High School, Mr. Leslie was a member of the 1948-49 class at Presbyterian College where he played football. He received his BA degree from Georgia State University in 1986. While at PC, Mr. Leslie was drafted into the United States Navy and honorably served his country during the Korean War. He owned and operated Leslie Enterprises, a construction business, retiring after 43 years. Mr. Leslie was most proud of his Scottish Heritage. He was a member of Clan Leslie Society for 25 years and proudly served as past Chieftan of Clan Leslie Society for four years. Mr. Leslie enjoyed woodworking, watching football and most of all, spending time with his family. He was a member of the Abbeville Historical Society, the Hunting Club and New Hope Presbyterian Church where he was elder emeritus.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Leslie was preceded in death by two sons, Donald W. ‘Bo’ Leslie, Jr. and Henry Miller ‘Hank’ Leslie; two brothers, Robert Edward ‘Ed’ Leslie and Alpheus E. Leslie, Jr.; and a sister, Mary Leslie Williams.

He is survived by his wife of 64years, Marian, of the home; one daughter, Susan Leslie Vaughn of Madison, GA; two grand-daughters, Allison Vaughn Candler (Clark) and Audrey Katherine Vaughn; two great-grandsons, Griffin and Clark Candler, III; a nephew and a number of nieces; two sisters-in-law, LaFern Leslie of Atlanta, GA and Jane Leslie of Birmingham, AL.

The family will receive friends 2:30PM - 3:30PM, Sunday, October 10, 2021 at New Hope Presbyterian Church. Funeral services will begin at 4:00PM in the church sanctuary with Rev. James Norris officiating. Burial will follow in Long Cane Cemetery with Rev. Jim Williams officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Leslie, may be sent to New Hope Presbyterian Church, 136 Hwy. 71, Abbeville, SC 29620.

A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www. harrisfuneral.com.

Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Abbeville is assisting the family.
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Sunday, October 10, 2021

2:30 - 3:30 pm (Eastern time)

New Hope Presbyterian Church

136 Highway 71, ABBEVILLE, SC 29620

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N Main St, OH 45322

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