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In Nov. 22-28, 2007 issue
By Greg Wells, Times Journal Managing Editor

Leonard Wilson, 92, of Jamestown, died Thursday night at the Russell County Hospital.

In addition to practicing law in Jamestown for more than 50 years, Wilson served as Circuit Judge, County Attorney and as a state representative.

Wilson was elected to the post of County Attorney while still overseas serving as a company commander under General George Patton in Europe during WWII.

He went on to serve a term in the state house of representatives.

Wilson served as Circuit Judge for the county while Kentucky underwent major changes to it's court system in 1978.

In addition to all of his elected duties he served on boards and in his church and for several years managed the Russell County Fair.

"He was the consummate gentleman and public servant," said State Rep. Jeff Hoover. "He was a great mentor and a great example of a Christian."

Hoover said he grew up seeing Wilson working hard in the church and in the community.

"He was a very compassionate person," Hoover added, saying that Wilson was a roll model for himself and others.

He noted that Wilson remained active in his law practice until a few years ago, and that

"He was extremely active in his church since I was a small boy."

Funeral services were held Monday at the Jamestown United Methodist Church with burial in the Russell Springs City Cemetery.

A full obituary for Leonard E. Wilson should be available for the next edition of the Times Journal.

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