Leonard A. Stillings, 1937 – 2020
LEESBURG FL – Leonard Almon Stillings, 83, passed away on Tuesday, August 25 at the Cornerstone Hospice Center, in The Villages, FL.
He was born on April 12, 1937 in Lisbon, NH, he was the son of Chester and Leona (Croft) Stillings.
Leonard had three very different careers in his work life: Produce Mgr for First National Supermarkets, a Life Insurance Agent for NYLife, and a Supervisor for John A Russell Construction Company. Leonard moved to Vermont in the late 1950s. He married Carmen Johnson in 1958. He remained in the Plymouth, Ludlow, Andover, VT area for 60 years.
In retirement, he and his wife, Carmen, enjoyed traveling with their camper, and later became snowbirds, living in Leesburg during the winter, living in Plymouth VT and their camp on Forest Lake in Whitefield NH summers. He moved permanently to Leesburg 2 years ago.
Some of his many accomplishments were building a unique home in Andover VT and remodeling his camp on the Forest Lake. His hobbies were: repairing and collecting antique clocks, rebuilding automobiles, playing golf, riding his bicycle, and doing puzzles.
Survivors include his son, Samuel Stillings and his wife, Jane, of Aliquippa, PA; daughters Melissa Moore and her husband, Tony, of Leesburg, FL; and Lenora Wilkins and her husband, Scott, of S. Londonderry, VT; nine grandchildren: Amanda (Stillings) Hershberger and her husband, Colby; Nathan Stillings, Jonathon Gibbs and Vanessa; Jay Gibbs, Jennifer (Moore) Rogers and husband, Bryce; Megan Moore, Travis Moore and wife, Shelby; Dylan Wilkins, Seth Wilkins and wife, Brianna; three great-grandchildren; Elias Gibbs, Elliott May and Kinsley Rogers; two brothers: Carlton Stillings and his wife, Marsha of Templeton, MA; Alston Stillings and his wife, Leona of Rome, NY; a sister: Meredith (Stillings) Langevin of Concord, NH; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by Carmen (Johnson) Stillings, his loving wife of 56 years; his daughter, Julie Gibbs; and his brothers, Kenneth and Rockford Stillings.
A graveside service to celebrate his life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 10th, in Plymouth Notch Cemetery, Plymouth VT, officiated by Pastor Margo Marrone.
(Special note: Face masks and social distancing will be required during the service)
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to: St. Jude’s Research (www.stjude.org)