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Obituary – Barbara Joyce Leazer (1956-2021)

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Barbara Joyce Leazer of Parks, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, October 27th, 2021, in Greenwood, Arkansas. Barbara was born Feb. 27, 1956, to Joe Lee Silas Sigler and Minnie Lorena Sigler in Arcola, Mississippi. Barbara was 65 years, 8 months old.

She retired from the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office (Modesto, CA) in 2008, to move to Parks, Arkansas with husband Dale Leazer where they enjoyed thunderstorms and nature’s greenery. Barbara enjoyed volunteering at her children’s sporting events, hosting barbecues, and reading good books. Her greatest pleasure was spending time with her grandchildren and family.

Barbara leaves behind to cherish her memory her three sons, Richard Leazer of Ceres, CA, Jeremy Leazer and wife Michele of Chesapeake, VA. and Clinton Leazer of Dayton, NV. Grams will forever remain in the hearts of her seven grandchildren. Barbara is also survived by her siblings Linda Espinosa of Arkansas, Kathy Dunn of Mississippi, Peggy McDonald and Brenda Kachel of California. Barbara will be missed by all who knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her, including a host of nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Dale Leazer, parents, Joe and Minnie Sigler, sister, Virginia Shannon, and brother, Hubbard “Bud” Sigler.

Barbara’s life celebration will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 4th, 2021 at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with interment to follow at 2 p.m. at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith.

Barbara’s visitation will be Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 8:00 p.m. until the funeral hour of 10:00 a.m.

For those who want to attend the service but can not be in attendance, the funeral service will be live-streamed on our website.

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