In loving memory of Joseph Leo Mudd.

In loving memory of Joseph Leo Mudd.

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Leslie Brown

Columbia, KY

#1 Dec 4, 2009
Leo was not only my uncle but he was my god father. I always looked up to him. He loved his family dearly and would never turn anyone down. He will be greatly missed. Please keep my family in your prayers. I truly have a guardian angel now.

Arrangements are: Sat visitation open 5pm, Sun visitation 9am-9pm. Funeral is 11am on Monday at St Augustine Church.

I encourage you to share memories of Leo on here, that way he will never be forgotten.

Please, any one that posts to this forum....think of my family before you post anything hurtful. My uncle was a great man. May he rest in peace.

Elizabethtown, KY

#2 Dec 4, 2009
Leslie I am sure your family is devastated. Please know that we are praying for you and all of the Mudd children,grandkids, nieces, nephews. I've thought of John and Kevin today a thousand times. Leo used his life to help and teach others, that is a noble thing to remember. I remember him telling the "monkey" story! Too funny! God Bless and thank you for posting the visitations.

Elizabethtown, KY

#3 Dec 4, 2009
I am so sorry for your familys loss. I was shocked and saddened when Mamaw Faye told me.Leo was a great man, the entire Mudd family are kind,generous people.Because he taught and helped so many, his legacy will always live on. We love you all and are praying for you too. Here is one comment I found on another site from a 13 year old, I thought you would like it.
"I'd like to say something to Leo Mudd. I'm an 8th grade student down at Marticville Middle School, and I don't know if you remember but you gave a speech at our school on March 28th. I was really moved by your speech and it made me think. I don't smoke or do anything like that but i just wanted to say good job because it was i really nice speech. Thanks for everything!"-Jackie Ochs'Gregory

Yorktown, VA

#4 Dec 4, 2009

I would like to say I am so sorry for your loss. It has been a month and just a few days since I lost my dad in a fatal car wreck myself. I remember Leo coming to the high school for various reasons. He was a great man. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peice!

God Bless!!!!

Ridgewood, NJ

#5 Dec 5, 2009
I am proud to have called Leo a friend. I am devastaed I have spent the last 2 days trying to arrange my schedule so that I could get to Kentucky. Sadly I wont be there. My prayers go out to Joyce and their children. Leo has touched so many lives and helped so many people. He will never be forgotten in NJ
Gary V Logsdon

Campbellsville, KY

#6 Dec 5, 2009
Leo will indeed be missed. He's an old friend of the Logsdon family. I had his son, Kevin, in my class at GCHS for several years. A few years before I retired from teaching Leo and I worked in developing the Leo Mudd website which promoted his speaking appearances and "Verbal Judo". During that time I read many testimonials from young people across the US concerning his positive influence on their lives. God bless the Mudd family.
Memories of Leo Mudd

Elizabethtown, KY

#7 Dec 5, 2009
I remember in middle school he and his son used to DJ our dances they were very good at djing...i always looked forward to those dances because of them...Leo you will be missed....My prayers are with the family....

P.S. i was in Middle school in 1982-83...the good ole days....
Carla Grant

United States

#8 Dec 5, 2009
I have had a heavy heart since Thursday afternoon when I learned the news of Leo's passing. You and your family are in my heart and prayers. Leo was a one of a kind man and he will be greatly missed. My prayer is for your family to stay strong and guide each other through this very difficult time. With lots of prayers and love from the community, you will one day be able to think of Leo and move forward knowing he is at peace with God above. I want to share a poem with you now:
For Those I Love and For Those Who Love Me
When I am gone, release me, let me go.
I have so many things to see and do.
You must not tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy that we had so many years.
I gave you my love, you can only guess
how much you gave me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
but now it’s time I traveled on alone.
So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must,
then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It’s only for a while that we must part,
so bless the memories that lie within your heart.
I won’t be far away, for life goes on,
but if you need me, call and I will come...
though you can’t see or touch me, I will be near.
And if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear
all my love around you, soft and clear...
And then... when you must come this way alone...
I’ll greet you with a smile and “Welcome Home”.
Author Unknown
Lots of love to each of you. Carla

Smiths Grove, KY

#9 Dec 6, 2009
Sweet and nice poem
Mike Mudd

Orland Park, IL

#10 Dec 6, 2009
We were saddened to hear of Leo's passing. He was a wonderful man. We will keep his family in our thoughts and prays. We hope you take comfort by knowing that there will be a special place in Heaven for Leo.

With deepest sympathy,
Janie(Mudd)Taft, Mechanicsburg, IL
Mike Mudd, Springfield, IL
Charlie Mudd, Pompano Beach, FL
Paula Mudd, Buffalo, IL
Miss Grayson County 1974

Dalton, GA

#11 Dec 6, 2009
To say that my heart is broken at the news of Leo's death would be the greatest of understatements. I've know Leo since 1975 and words alone cannot express the heaviness I feel in my heart. My love and most sincere sympathy go out to the entire Mudd family.

Deanna Higdon Dennis

Brandenburg, KY

#12 Dec 6, 2009
Leo has touched so many lives and I don't feel that he realized just how many. I went to his dances when he was known as "Dr. Sugar Bear," and they were fun times. I also enjoyed the Wuz cartoon, it would brighten anyones day. I saw Leo in August when my grandfather-in-law passed away, he was a great help during this time. He will be missed so dearly.
Louisville KY

Clarksville, IN

#13 Dec 6, 2009
He will truly be missed, It is not often you get to meet an angel! he will not be forgotten!
Linda North Pole Alaska

Anchorage, AK

#14 Dec 6, 2009
Leo, Joyce and his family all became very special to me when we worked together with Murrell Horn with the March of Dimes. Those were the best days of my life. I lost my father around this time of the year, many years ago, and the Lord surrounded me with families that help guide me and was their for me no matter what. Joyce and Leo took me in and treated me just like their daughter and I remember the time that Leo and Joyce took a few of us to Chicago for a March of Dimes convention. We shared so many great times working together. Their were 3 families, that I made sure I had their approval of getting married other than my own family and that was Leo & Joyce Mudd and David & Mary Sue Norris and Murrell Horn. If these special families has said no he is not right for you, I would have honored them, that is how much I loved them and respected them. Now Leo has joined his special friend Murrell Horn in Heaven. My heart goes out to Joyce and the family. I am sure as Leo meet Jesus he said "Well done thy faithful servant". How many of us will Jesus meet and say, the same. When we lose our loves ones on this earth, we are at loss, but we are suppose to rejoice in knowing they are with the Lord . No one gets to choose how we leave this world or the condition we leave this world in, the only choice we get to make is were we are going after we leave this world. Leo made the correct choice, now it is up to the rest of us to make the correct choice so that we can spend a life time with Leo and other love ones that has gone on before us. I also talked to others in Ky today that stood in line for hours and hours to say goodbye. What an honor for his family to see just how much he was loved from all parts of the world. Please remember Joyce and the rest of the family you are also loved and will not be alone in the days ahead as you try and put your life back together . I may be 5 thousand miles away, but you will always be in my heart and prayers. Old Friends, Linda
Jerry and Rhonda Brown

Decatur, AL

#15 Dec 7, 2009
We know Leo Mudd as the MC of the Buck Dancing at the Old Time Fiddlers Convention in Athens Alabama.
We have looked forward to seeing him each year for over 20 years now. He took great care in making his Christian testimony known and no one could be around him long without seeing his love for life and caring personality. I recall getting an autographed copy of his book, "The Blue Light Special" and his card of Christian profession a few years back.
He will be greatly missed by everyone here in Athens, especially at the Fiddlers' Convention.
Your family is in our prayers.
Corey Evans

Richmond, KY

#16 Dec 14, 2009
i am a former student of Elliott County High school and now attend Eastern Kentucky University, enrolled in Fire Arson- Explosives and Fire Addministration.

I would like to say a few things in dedication to Officer Leo Mudd and his family.

my Juinor or Senior year in high school Leo Mudd came to talk to my school about life and what it had in store for young people like myself, and how to make the most of life. I can remember that when his presentation was finished and everybody had left i went up to him with this nervous feeling in my body and told him that if he had any impact on anybody in the room that it was me. I always remembered that big american flag shirt that he would wear. He was without a doubt a symbol in my life... and i always lived by one thing that he told me.. before you leave your home, before you get off the phone with your family, Always Tell Your Family You Love Them.

And i have lived by this ever since then...

Leo Mudd and beloved Family you are in my prayers.

God Bless Leo Mudd and what he stood for...

Alpharetta, GA

#17 Dec 18, 2009
I've been hearing some pretty bad rumors about Leo's "accident." Is there any truth to what's being said?

Leitchfield, KY

#18 Dec 18, 2009
Maestra wrote:
I've been hearing some pretty bad rumors about Leo's "accident." Is there any truth to what's being said?
No there isn't. Why try to stir up something? Let the man rest in peace.

Alpharetta, GA

#19 Dec 18, 2009
Decker wrote:
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No there isn't. Why try to stir up something? Let the man rest in peace.
Thank you for letting us know - we don't live close by and only get second or third hand information.

La Vergne, TN

#20 Dec 18, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with Joyce and their children. I've known Leo my entire life and I have felt a huge void since his accident. I wish there were more people like him in this world because it would be a better place. He loved his family, his friends, his community, and this county. He left this life way too soon.

I am completely shocked that people would gossip or spread rumors about his tragic accident. Let it be and please find something else to gossip about. Does anyone consider that his family will read those insenstive comments? How would you feel if it were you family? Please show some respect for the loved ones this great man left behind.

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