Dr. Leon Foote, of Covington, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at the age of 87. From Footeprints on the Sawdust Trail to Footeprints on the Streets of Gold, Dr. Leon was a man of God, loved his Savior, KJV Bible, and his family. He was loved and returned by his Savior and also his family. To those that know Jesus as their Savior we will have a glad reunion day. Dr. Foote was an evangelist for many years and pastored The Cedar Crest-Lucy Furnace Chapel in Mount Union for 25 years (from 1958-1984). He was preceded in death by his great-grandchild, Chaney Corcoran; parents, Joseph and Jean Foote.

Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Brenda Foote; daughter, Nancy Musey (John); sons, David Foote (Rebekah), Barry Foote (Lynn), Joel Foote (Candace), John Foote (Monica); grandchildren, Greg Foote (Beth), David Foote (Sharon), Nathan Foote (Marie), Stephen Foote, Jeremy Foote, Krystal Corcoran (Jeff), Justin White (Ashley), Tim Foote, Terrie Williams (Jeff), Joshua Foote (Heather), Bryan Foote (Beth), Jason Oviatt, Megan Stratton (Brad), Abigail Foote; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, James Foote; as well as many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service for Dr. Foote will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at Canaan Baptist Church, 5581 Salem Road, in Covington, Georgia, with the Rev. John Leatherman officiating as well as some remarks from other pastor friends. Interment will follow in Lawnwood Memorial Park.

Friends are invited to visit with the family at the church from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 11, and noon to 1 p.m. Saturday prior to the service. The service will be live streamed at www.canaanbaptist.org.

A memorial service will be held in the near future at the church he pastored for 25 years, now known as Cedar Crest Independent Baptist Church in Mount Union. Date and time to be announced at a later date.

A recent interview by Abraham Cline can be found on YouTube. The title is The Difference: Testimony of Dr. Leon Foote.

Gov. Brian Kemp’s latest executive order has eliminated restrictions on large gatherings; however, CDC guidelines recommend social distancing (6 feet apart) and wearing of masks while in public. Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home requests that you observe these recommendations while in our funeral home attending visitations and/or services.

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