Carlton Thomas Leonard


Mr. Carlton Thomas Leonard, 69, of Chincoteague Island, passed away March 15, 2021, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onanock. He was kind, loving, generous, father, grandfather, friend, captain and so much more. He was an accomplished local business owner born and raised on Chincoteague. His deepest love was for family, the island, horses, and the water. He will be missed by his community and all his friends and family, but he leaves us behind with memories to fill the largest heart from his sincere love and generosity he lent to all he encountered.

He was born in Salisbury, Md., on Sept. 30, 1951, a son to the late Donald J. and Martha (Moore) Leonard.

Carlton is survived by his loving spouse of 48 years, Scharlene Leonard, of Chincoteague Island; daughter, Carla Leonard Landolt, and her husband, Scott, of Chincoteague Island; son, Carl Michael Leonard, and his wife, Anna, of Chincoteague Island; three granddaughters, Evelyn Leonard, of Chincoteague Island, Caroline Leonard, of Chincoteague Island, and Ashlyn Leonard, of Chincoteague Island; four grandsons, Nathaniel Leonard, of Chincoteague Island, James Leonard, of Chincoteague Island, Andrew Landolt, of Chincoteague Island, and Brewer Landolt, of Chincoteague Island; two sisters, Jane Wolffe and her husband, Glenn, of Chincoteague Island, and Donna Leonard, of Chincoteague Island; brother, Arthur Leonard, and his wife, Mary Esther, of Chincoteague Island; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorial service will be held April 25, 2021, at 3 p.m., at the Donald J. Leonard Park on Chincoteague Island, VA 23336.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Captain Carlton Buyback Fund for a future donation purchase of a CVFD Buyback to be named in his honor – dedicated to his true love of the Chincoteague Ponies (please mail to 6204 Leonard Lane, Chincoteague, VA 23336).
Services are entrusted to Salyer Funeral Home, on Chincoteague Island.

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