Thomas Ray Leasure, Sr.


Thomas Ray Leasure Sr. of Woodstock, peacefully passed on Monday, March 25, 2019, at Howard County General Hospital, Columbia, with his family at his side.
Tom was born on Sept. 19, 1959, in Cumberland, to the late Marion June Hammann Leasure and Homer Russell Leasure. He was the youngest of four children and is preceded in death by his parents.
Tom graduated from Allegany High School in 1977. He was a drummer and drum major in the high school band. After graduation, he was employed as a salesman for Campbell Chevrolet and later transitioned into Fleet Sales there. He moved to Columbia and was employed at Curtis Chevrolet in D.C. and Miller Brothers Ford. For the past 10 years, Tom was the Government Sales Manager in the Fleet and Commercial Sales Department for Apple Ford. He was well thought of in the automobile, truck and fleet industries. He was an excellent Fleet Manager. He loved being a mentor and excelled at his job, earning numerous awards for his achievements. Some would say Tom was a workaholic.
Tom was a great bowler and was so proud when he earned his 300 game-ring. He was an avid golfer and loved trout fishing, especially in the Casselman River. He was a Redskin fan and looked forward to attending the games. He also enjoyed his trips to the Rocky Gap Casino.
Tom loved music, especially the drums. He was a great drummer and vocalist, and he played those drums with all his heart and soul. Tom played in many local bands, including the Chinese Bandits. Tom and his brother, Craig, who played lead guitar at the time, played together for the first time at the FSU Lane Center in 1975. They rocked on together in local bands for many years after that. Tom's dad was a guitarist and vocalist in a country band for years and loved to play rock-n-roll for the younger audience! He passed the music gene on to Tom, and Tom passed the "music gene" on to his son, Tom Jr., who is a guitarist and vocalist in a local band.
At family cookouts, he was famous for his grilled shrimp. Tom will be missed by family, friends and everyone who knew him. He was a kind man, a loving man, and a great guy. He had a kind and gentle spirit and made an impact on the world in his own way.
Tom loved his family and is survived by his loving Partner, Barbara (Bobbi) Johnston, Woodstock; four sons, Tony Leasure, Frostburg, Thomas Leasure Jr. and his wife, Megan, Frostburg, Zachary Leasure, Baltimore, and Keith Durst and his wife, Koby, Grantsville; six grandchildren, Kaylee Durst, Kyle Durst, Delia Leasure, Paige Leasure, Curtis Breau and Wyatt Leasure; three siblings, sister, Sharon Leasure and husband, Steve Wilkinson, LaVale, brother, Craig Leasure and wife, Betty Jo, Flintstone, and sister, Diane Andresakes and husband, Michael, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Lung Association. Donation information can be found on their website, or by calling 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872).
Celebration of life will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at 2 p.m., at the Harry H. Witzke Family Funeral Home, 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City.
Published on April 2, 2019
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5 posts

Mike Adamski
Apr 17, 2019
Sorry to hear of Tom's sudden passing. My condolences go out to his family and friends. He was great to work with over the several years I knew him. Always willing to help. Great guy! Tom will be missed!
Univerersity of Maryland Motor Transportation Services
Apr 03, 2019
Tom was a wonderful man and we enjoyed working with him for the past 15 years. Our deepest condolences to his family, friends and loved ones. We were so saddened to hear of his passing and are truly sorry for your loss.
Government Fleet Ford Motor Company
Apr 03, 2019
I had the pleasure of working with Tom through government fleet. Tom was a wonderful, kind person.
I am proud to say I knew him.
LaSalle Swinson
Apr 03, 2019
I has the pleasure of meeting Tom several times when he traveled to Michigan with Ford Motor Company I was glad to put a face with a person who cared as much as he did about his job and people, he was great to work with and will me missed.
Donna Smith Mabee
Apr 03, 2019
My condolences to your entire family.