Leonard Powell McElhannon, Sr. of Union Point passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Boswell Parker Health & Rehabilitation in Greensboro, at the age of 79. Leonard was born in Greensboro, on October 6, 1938 to the late Johnny McElhannon and Ursula Weatherford McElhannon. He attended Greensboro High School and on October 11, 1959 he married the former Sarah Sellers. He worked for Athens Regional Engineering Department as a painter. He loved to travel, especially in the mountains, watching sports, and NASCAR. Leonard was a member of the Union Point Worship Center.
In addition to his wife, Sarah Sellers McElhannon of Union Point, he is survived by his son, Leonard Powell McElhannon, Jr. and wife Ashley of Between; his daughter, Stephanie Ward and her husband Gregg of Athens; six grandchildren, Suzanne, Alexander, Mia, Charles, Leia and Sophia; great-grandchild, Chase; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Stephen Michael McElhannon; mother, Ursula McElhannon; father, Johnny McElhannon; and brother, William McElhannon and his wife Ruth.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 15, at 3 p.m. at the Union Point Worship Center, 208 Lamb Avenue, Union Point, GA 30669 with Rev. Dennis Mitchell and Rev. Brenda Vandiver officiating. Interment followed in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Rhodes Street, Union Point. Serving as pallbearers were: Alex McElhannon, Andrew McElhannon, Derek Wynne, Devin Mitchell, Christian Heiss, and Stephanie Ward. The family received friends from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the Union Point Worship Center. Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA, (706) 486-4138, was in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccomonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.