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Walter Phelps Leavitt   I am a Veteran.
September 13, 2017


Walter Phelps Leavitt died in his home in Searcy, Arkansas surrounded by family on September 13, 2017 at the age of 85.

Walter is survived by his seven children, Michael Leavitt of Newbury, New Hampshire, Mark Leavitt of Sherwood, Arkansas, Karen Stine and her husband, Louis of Searcy, Arkansas, Suzanne Lender of Estill Springs, Tennessee, Laurie Figueroa and her husband Richard of Livermore, California, Judy Holloway and her husband Larry of Searcy, Arkansas, and Jerald Leavitt of Searcy, Arkansas. He loved children and enjoyed time with his 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers Arthur Leavitt and Herbert Leavitt and two sisters, Dorothy Hamel and Margaret Quigley. He is preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Janyth Leavitt, along with his parents and two brothers, Albert and Merton Leavitt.

Walter was born on October 29, 1931 in Newport, New Hampshire to Herbert and Georgia Leavitt. He married Janyth Meurer, an Arkansas native on January 7, 1956. He was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses on August 15, 1959 in Providence, Rhode Island and served as an ordained minister. Additionally, he worked for Walmart and retired after more than 25 years.

A Memorial Service is scheduled for Sunday, September 17, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 2723 Eastline Road, Searcy, Arkansas at 5:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Walter's life.

Roller-Daniel Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. For online guestbook,

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