Leonard Caleb Chilcutt, 25, of Hardin, died at Liberty Hospital from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident near Richmond, on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020.
Leonard was born on Aug. 28, 1995 in Independence, the son of Craig William and Deena Marie (Lentz) Chilcutt. Leonard was reared and educated in Hardin and graduated in 2014 from Hardin-Central High School. While in high school, Leonard played basketball, and was the student council president, senior class president and president of Bulldogs Against Drugs & Drinking.
Leonard’s work history included: store manager for O’Reilly Auto Parts in Independence; and sales associate for Supplement Super Store in Olathe, Kansas, and Liberty. He was working as a trainer at the Excelsior Springs Community Center at the time of his death.
His hobbies included watching Japanese animation (Anime) and reading comics. He liked both Marvel and DC Comics. He enjoyed writing, was working on a novel and was aspiring to become a writer. He also did some podcasting.
Leonard was of the Christian faith and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and savior at age 8.
Survivors include: his mother, Deena Marie Chilcutt of Hardin; father and stepmother, Craig William Chilcutt and Karla Tartaglia of Blue Springs; sister, Frankie (Cameron Adams) Chilcutt of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; parental grandmother, Laura Erma Chilcutt of Bolivar; and special friend, Devin Perkins. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Gordon (Clark) and Bernita Lentz; his paternal grandfather, George William Chilcutt; and two cousins, Caleb Jess Tweedy and Katie Lynn Chilcutt.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Leonard Caleb Chilcutt Memorial Fund. They can be left at or mailed to Thurman Funeral Home; 507 E. Main St.-P.O. Box 190; Richmond, MO 64085.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Burial followed in the Hardin Cemetery.
Please share your memories of Leonard with the family by visiting www.thurmanfuneralhome.com.