Leon Edward Fonvielle: Tabor City

1944 – 2021

     Leon Edward Fonvielle of Tabor City died Thursday, Jan. 28. He was 76.

     Born March 24, 1944 in Marion County, he was the son of the late Leon C. Fonvielle and Mary Lou Blanton Fonvielle.

     He was a member of the Tabor City Baptist Church. He was the third generation owner at W.W. Fonvielle & Son Feed, Seed & Garden Center, where he worked for 44 years.

     He was also a proud sponsor, coach, and committed member of the community and athletic programs of Tabor City.

     He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Leann B. Fonvielle of the home; three sons, Leon Edward “Chuck” Fonvielle, Jr. (Linda) of North Myrtle Beach, Jake Fonvielle (Jennifer) of Tabor City, and Jeremy Fonvielle (Lauren) of Townsend, Delaware; a brother, Carlton Monroe “Buddy” Fonvielle of Tabor City; three grandchildren, Brody, Ava and Jaxx; and step-brother Mickey Watts (Linda) of Concord.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Russell Fonvielle.

     Viewing was planned from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1, in Inman Ward Funeral Home.

     A graveside service was planned for noon Monday, Feb. 1, in Myrtle Green Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to South Columbus High School Athletic Department, 40 Stallion Drive, Tabor City, NC 28463.

     A guest register is available here.