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“I was just thinking about leonard the other day. God bless him and I hope the family has been able to carry on. ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: Bucky Catanzaro - WPB, FL

“I am so sorry for Leonard's loss. What a good guy and a wonderful person. He was a tremendous mail carrier who always had a smile on his face....Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Ed Atkins - Smiths Creek, MI

“RIP Leonard, You were always a sweet guy. To his family, I am sorry for your loss! ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: Heidi Singles - St. Clair, MI

“RIP Lenny your cousin Dawn may the Lord be with your family during this time my condolences to your wife and daughter Nicole I'm so sorry to hear...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Dawn Brookins/ Fraser - Harrison, MI

“Sorry for your loss. ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: LORNA BIGGER - North Street, MI

“I was so sad to hear such dreadful news Denise. I wanted to share a conversation I had with Len at the Summerfest in Ypsi. He was telling me about a...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Lisa Bourassa - Saline, MI

“So sorry to hear about Len. Always a friendly wave when delivering the mail. Dave & Carol Brown ”
7 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Denise and family, sorry for your loss you have an amazing supportive family. ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: Estaleda Vogan - Pt huron, MI

9 of 20 | Posted by: Jerry n Cathy Nehl - Marysville, MI

“Nicole, Lilly and entire family my heart aches for all of you!Big ((HUGS)) to all of you!I'm so sorry for your loss! ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: Aunt Paula Schneider - OK

“I'm sorry for Leonard, his family and friends. I'll be praying for you all. ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Cindy Belleau - Smith's Creek, MI

“we had some great times in our younger days,will always remember. I'll see you in the streets of glory, rest in peace brother. ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: bucky Catanzaro - West Palm Beach, FL

13 of 20 | Posted by: Craig Catanzaro - West Palm Beach, FL

“Denise, the Coats and Brookins families, please accept my most sincere condolences for the passing of Leonard. He would always wave to me when he was...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Tricia Crimmins Dancey - MI

“My deepest sympathy Denise. Leonard was a great guy and I enjoyed working with him at the PO and seeing you on the weekends at Sam's. ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Leslie Benaske - Friend

“Leonard was such a nice person. Everyday he say good morning to me. I will truly miss that. My condolences to the family. ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Jenny Maul - Port Huron, MI

“What a super nice guy. God called him to early for my selfish needs. You will not find a better Nephew. ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: George Dossett - Indianapolis, IN

“As a co-worker and newer employee at the Port Huron PO (3yrs). Leonard's smilely face, and Good Morning Carol will be surely missed. His jokes, humor...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Carol Poirier - Fort Gratiot, MI

“Thinking of the family, along with the Postal family ! ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Brenda Ernst - Warren, MI

“I miss you Leo!! :'( ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: margaret kovich - kimball, MI

Leonard Lee Brookins Jr., 57, of Port Huron, died Saturday, July 7, 2018 as the result of a motorcycle accident.

He was born March 3, 1961 in Port Huron to Carol and the late Leonard Brookins. He married Denise M. Coats on October 28, 2006 in St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Leonard was a 1979 graduate of Port Huron High School. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Kiska. He was employed for the U.S. Postal Service and was formerly employed at Mapal. Leonard was a member of Holy Trinity Parish and the Knights of Columbus Councils 521 and 2521. He loved to golf, ride his motorcycle and spend time with his family and friends, especially his granddaughter.

He is survived by his wife, Denise; daughter, Nicole Brookins (fianc, Mike Cribbs); granddaughter, Lilliana Pryor; mother, Carol Napier; brothers, Dale and Jeff Brookins; sister, Debbie Napier-Peel; sisters-in-law, Pam Patterson, Linda Coats, Debbie (Robert) D'Alessandro, Cindy (Don) Isaac and Sandy (Ron) Cook; brother-in-law, Jeff (Trina) Coats; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins, including his special uncle and aunt, Jim and Ellen Brookins. He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Brookins Sr.; mother-in-law, Pat Coats; and sister-in-law, Karen Coats.

Visitation will be from 2-9 pm Thursday in the Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm.

Leonard will lie in state from 10:00 am until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11:00 am on Friday, July 13, 2018 in Holy Trinity Parish St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Very Reverend Salvatore Palazzolo KHS and the Reverend Brian Cokonougher will officiate.

Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Knights of Columbus Council 521.

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For complete information visit Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.