SANFORD — Crinford “Little” Leak, 86, of Sanford, died Monday (01/03/22) at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

Mr. Leak was born in Dunn on March 30, 1935, to Mr. and Mrs. Willie Leak. Little was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Florence Leak Brower Yarborough, Rayfield Leak, Billie Leak, Willie Leak Jr., Jency Abrams and Hervis Leak.

He met and married Nellie Wesson and to their union there were four children. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. His cherished memories will forever resonate within all who loved him, especially his children.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Mary Leak; his children Donald Patterson (Sandra), Andrea Leak Martin (George), Crinford Leak Jr. and Latonya Leak; his grandchildren Latasha Dean Chestnutt (Tremayne), Kyona Hall, Donna Patterson, Porche Alaina Martin, Kapricia Brittany Martin, Angela Leak, Lydia Leak and Joshua Leak; his surviving siblings twin brother, Winford “Big” Leak and sisters Gwendolyn Leak Oliphant and Mary “Pulley” Leak Ferguson; along with many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A viewing from is 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Knotts Funeral Home. The funeral home requests all who attend please wear a face covering. A funeral service is 2 p.m. Friday at New Generation Church, 1800 Garden Street, Sanford. Burial follows at Lee Memory Garden.

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