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(West Plains) – AmVets Post 98 of West Plains has announced a memorial service for a member killed in a motorcycle accident Monday.

A celebration of the life of Bill Leatherwood will be held starting at 1:30 PM Saturday, May 3 at the AmVets Post 98 meeting hall, 1852 County Road 6070 (Old Highway 160) in West Plains.

After meeting at 1:30 PM, a short memorial ride through the downtown area will take place at 2:30 PM. A memorial service, which will include an honor guard detail at the AmVets memorial on the hill at the post, will be held at 4 PM.

AmVets Post 98 representative Terry Brown says there will be a family-style service for those who knew Billy and his family and would like to pay their last respects. There will be no public funeral or graveside service.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers a donation be made to the Billy Leatherwood Memorial Fund, which will be set up Wednesday at Community First Bank in West Plains. Funds donated to the memorial fund will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project and St. Jude. Brown adds there will also be a box in the Meeting Hall on Saturday for cards and donations to the family.

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