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Leland Wayne Southard

Obituary for Leland Wayne Southard

May 3, 1941 - June 2, 2020
San Antonio, Texas | Age 79


Leland Wayne Southard, age 79, passed away on June 2, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. Leland was born in Salem, Arkansas to Wayne and Leola Southard. He studied Agriculture and Economics, graduating from Arkansas State College (later University) with a Bachelor's degree in 1963. Additionally, he received a Master's degree from Louisiana State University. Leland began working with the Federal Government in Louisiana and then transferred to the Washington DC office. He worked for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the Economic Research Service (ERS) for over 40 years and retired in 2007.

A family man and man of faith, Leland cherished time spent with his family, especially his grandkids. He also enjoyed spending time at their cottage on Lake Erie in Conneaut, Ohio. Leland and his wife moved from Alexandria, Virginia to San Antonio, Texas in 2015.

He was proceeded in death by his parents and is survived by wife of 44 years, Judith H. Southard; daughter Katharine Fraser (Sam); sister Carolyn McQuien (Paul); grandchildren Garrett Jefferson Fraser, Ava Leigh Fraser, and Isabella Katharine Fraser due to arrive in August. He is also survived by multiple nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to the Leland Southard Memorial Fund at Arkansas State University:

ASU Foundation
P.O. Box 1990
State University, AR 72467
c/o Leland Southard Memorial Fund

Memorials may also be made using this link:

Please note the Leland Southard Memorial Fund name in the "I would like to give to" portion.

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San Antonio, TX 78232
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