Services for Leonard George Coloney, 67, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, in the Centennial Chapel of the Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home. Interment will follow with Military Honors at Rose Hill Cemetery.
The son of the late Lionel Burton Coloney and Josephine (Koch) Meisner, Leonard was born on Oct. 20, 1949, in Troy, New York, and passed away on Oct. 21, 2016, in a local nursing facility.
He and the former Jacqueline King were married on Aug. 19, 1972, in Meadville, Pa.
A resident of Ardmore since moving here in 1984 from Ada. Leonard served his country in the United States Army. He received the Overseas Service Bar (2nd award), Army commendation Medal (2nd award), Army Good Conduct Medal (3rd award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd award), Kuwait Liberation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Star, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer’s Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, Republic of Viet-Nam Campaign Medal and the Marksman Marksmanship Qualification Badge with Rifle Bar.
A graduate of Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, Colo., Leonard served as Senior Pastor of First Church of Nazarene of Ogdensburg, New York, Senior Pastor of Arlington Church of the Nazarene of Ada, and Associate Pastor of Victory Cathedral of Ada, before returning to military service as a full-time member of the Oklahoma National Guard. Leonard was also a graduate of Malcom Smith Bible Institute of Bandera, Texas.
He is survived by his wife, Jackie (King) Coloney; son, Shane Coloney and wife, Neena, of Jenks, Okla. and grandkids, Cassidy and Aidan; son, Andrew Coloney and wife, Shikisha, of Bandera, Texas and grandkids, Jayden, Isaiah, Gabrielle and Elijah; brothers, Burton Coloney of Florida, Jerry Coloney of Missouri and Terry Coloney of New York; sisters, Judy Norris of Georgia and Pat Vautrin of New York; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. this evening at the Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.