Leo John Best

Feb 26, 2014

1936 — 2014

WAYNESVILLE — Leo John Best was born in Newport, Rhode Island, April 22, 1936.  He is survived by his wife, Sandra Matthews Best; five children, 18 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Francis Thomas Best, of Bristol, Rhode Island, and a sister, Mary Lamalie, of Stuart, Florida.

A memorial service will be held for close friends and family at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Grace Episcopal Church in the Mountains with the Rev. Arlene Lukas officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Best’s memory to MedWest-Haywood Hospice, 560 Leroy George Drive, Clyde, NC 28721 or Grace Episcopal Church in the Mountains, 394 North Haywood Street, Waynesville, NC 28786.

Wells Funeral Homes & Cremation Services of Waynesville is in charge of arrangements.  An online memorial register is available at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.