Hemphill, Leonard F.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Leonard Hemphill
Leonard Hemphill

Leonard F. Hemphill, 69, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at NHC.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mamie Coonrod; brothers, Richard Coonrod, Thomas Coonrod, David Coonrod; sisters, Christine Reeves and Rhonda Fears.

Survivors include his devoted wife, Renee Hemphill; daughters, Tysa Gattis (Cameron); Lendrail Holloway (James); Jurea Groomes (Shawne) and three step daughters, Yolanda Collins, Monica Asherry, and Veronica Collins; sons, Jim V. Brown, III (Annett Clay), Eric Penn (Valene), Calvin Hemphill, and one stepson, David Collins (Raie) of San Diego, Ca.; seven grandchildren; 12 stepgrandchildren; 17 step great-grandchildren; brothers, Joe Coonrod, Vongoree Coonrod, Tanzalone Coonrod, Michal T. Clark; one sister-in-law, Neva Gregsby; a devoted friend, Joe; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

The body will lie in state after noon on Thursday, May 3. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. 

 Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 4, in the chapel at 1 p.m. with Reverend Allen Burney officiating. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery.

Arrangements are by John P Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.



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