Mr. Leonard H. Brashear, born June 19, 1957 in Hyden, KY., to Frederick Brashear and Mary Katherine Brashear. He passed into eternal life on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. He was 64 years old. He was an alumni of Leslie County High School, Centre College and Chase College of Law. Leonard was a practicing attorney for almost forty years. He was a Ky. Bar Association Fellow, a member of the Ky. Justice Association, a member of the American Bar Association, Hyden City Attorney from 1984 to present, attorney for Leslie County Public Library, Leslie County Humane Society and the Leslie County Habitat for Humanity. He was master commissioner for Leslie and Perry Circuit Courts. Domestic Relations Commissioner for Leslie Circuit Court 1988-2002 and Perry Circuit Court 2000-2005. He was also appointed as a Delegate to the Ky. Bar Association.
Leonard served on the Board of Directors for Hyden Citizens Bank, Farmer's State Bank and Middlefork Financial Group. He was legal counsel for Hyden Citizens Bank and Farmer's State Bank. Leonard was a University of Kentucky Fellow, member of the Leslie County Saddle Club, past President of the Leslie County Quarterback Club, past President of the Hyden Lions Club, Chairman of the Board of Mary Breckinridge Housing, Inc. President and Chariman of the Board of the Leslie County Cemetery Association, member on the Board of Appalachian Arts Center and a member of the Fish and Game Club.
Leonard loved UK sports, the Reds and the Bengals. He coached AAU and girls basketball. Leonard enjoyed music, was a huge Beatle fan and a Dead Head. He loved people and he gave freely of his time and resources to help others.
Family requests that all memorial gifts be made to The Brashear Scholarship Fund at HCTC, 1 Old Community College Drive, Hazard, KY. 41701.