Passing of E. Gilbert Leedy

Born on March 24, 1930, to John and Mable (Whitworth) Leedy, in Weatherford, Oklahoma, They moved to Reedley, California in 1937, then Dinuba in 1958. He was a Fire Captain for the California Department of Forestry for 25 years. He is survived by his wife, Frankie (Hill) Leedy, and two sons, Rocky and Scott Leedy, E. Gilbert Leedy passed away on May 13, 2017 at the age of 87 at his home.

Gilbert was a father figure to many a Firefighter that passed through the Squaw Valley Station in the Fresno Kings Unit. He was held in high esteem by myself as well as all those that worked for and with him. When it came to the job he was a no nuisance supervisor what he said was how it was going to be. When the job was accomplished he would be a friend. He was known to tip a cold one with you if he ran into you on his off duty time at his other office, Les & Lu’s  (We will darn sure miss that).  

The Memorial Service is set for 10 am on June 3, at theDopkins Funeral Chapel  189 South “J” St Dinuba CA 93618  (559) 591-1919….. with a reception to follow at the old Les & Lew’s Tavern 42876 Road 80 between Ave 424 and Dinuba ave. 

Dopkins Funeral Chapel


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