Leon was the son of Elzie and Minnie Rose Erlbacher Harrawood. He married Barbara Nell Medley, daughter of Harold and Lydia H. Buchanan Medley, in 1963, and was approaching 50 years of marriage.
Leon worked for Azzarelli Construction and owned H&H Auto Body of Kankakee. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. He liked to hunt and fish, and he liked to buy and sell cars that he had worked on. He never met a stranger, and loved visiting, especially with children.
Besides his wife, Barbara, he is survived by one daughter, Tonya Rose Rock and husband John; three grandchildren, Jessica N. Glaze, James W. Glaze and Jason M. Glaze; one great-granddaughter, Saige Gloriana Hock; two sisters, Margaret “Maggie” Giasson and Georgiana “JoAnn” Littlemyer; several nieces and nephews; and close friends, including a special group at Herrin McDonalds.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Elzie J., Eddie R., Larry D. and Garry R Harrawood; and two sisters, Shirley R. Johnson and Dorothy J. Wolford.
Funeral service was held Friday at Brookport Funeral Home. Burial followed at Mt. Sterling Cemetery in Massac County.