|Leonard G. Haught, 91, of Vienna, made his homecoming with his Heavenly Father on July 23, 2001, at St. Joseph's Hospital.
He was a very special person to everyone who met him. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle. He was born Dec. 5, 1909, in Freed, W.Va., the son of the late Harvey F. and Daisy A. Collins Haught. He grew up in Ritchie County in the Dutchman Run Community. In his early career, he worked in the oil fields. Later he was employed by American Viscose, from which he retired. He moved to Vienna in 1943, where he lived until his death. He served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany, during World War II. During the years he has sang in many gospel groups. He was well known for his ability to lead sing in evangelistic services for many churches. He and his wife opened their home freely to several nieces through the years. He was a member of Cornerstone Gospel Church.
Surviving is one daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Lloyd Underwood of Vienna; one grandson, Tim Underwood of Cincinnati, Ohio; one granddaughter and her husband, Scott and Penny Underwood Cain; five great-grandchildren, Erica, Jeremy and Jay Underwood, and Sierra and Amanda Cain; five sisters, Doris McClain of Salem, W.Va., Elva Brohard of Vienna, Pauline Holler of Massillon, Ohio, Nor Powell of Lexington, Ky., and Jody Sperry of Philippi, W.Va.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dortha Ford, they were married 58 years before her death in 1989; two brothers; and two sisters.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home of Vienna, the Reverend Mark Wilding and Dr. William P. Snider will officiate. Burial in Hartley Cemetery of Wirt County. Visitation is from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Gospel Church of Vienna, or Summit United Valley United Methodist Church of Vienna.