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Michael S. Leonard, professor emeritus and former chair, industrial engineering – Jan. 23, 2020

Michael Leonard, 72, Professor Emeritus and former chair of industrial engineering at Clemson University, died Jan. 23, 2020. He retired from Clemson in 2004 and continued teaching as an adjunct until 2008.

His funeral service was Jan. 26 in Macon, Georgia.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Leonard of Macon, Georgia; by daughters, Bettie Taylor of Greenwood; Amanda Marple and husband, Chris, of Springtown, Texas; and Gabrielle Howell of Mount Juliet, Tennessee; and by three granddaughters.

Leonard graduated from the University of Florida. He was Professor Emeritus at Mercer University after serving as senior associate dean of engineering, had been chair of the industrial engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia and had been an assistant professor at Georgia Tech.

His full obituary and memorial information is posted online.