Leonard Dale Choate

Leonard Dale Choate

Leonard Dale Choate, 86, of Metropolis, and formerly of Anna, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, at Baptist Health Paducah.

Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at Metropolis Memorial Gardens, with Pastor Jeff Bremer officiating and military rites. 

Mr. Choate was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the American Legion Post 306. 

He retired from the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 318 in Marion. He was an operator for over 15 years and worked his way through the ranks by appointments and elections to receive the assistant manager job before making his way to business manager which he remained at until retirement. Altogether, he was a member of the union for 66 years.

Mr. Choate is survived by his wife, Beverly (Krach) Choate; a son, Kevin Choate and wife Jo; two grandchildren, Collin Choate and wife April and Mallory Choate; two great-grandsons, Landon and Luke Choate; two sisters, Agnes Colley and husband Ted and Joanne Shanks; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Gladys Cerny Choate, and one sister, Emma Lou Bennett.

Memorials can be made to Project Hope, PO Box 125, Metropolis, Ill. 62960.

Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home in Metropolis was in charge of arrangements. Condolences can left at www.aikinsfarmer-millerfh.com.

The Gazette-Democrat

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