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Harvey Leonard "Leonard" Court

January 11, 1947 — April 17, 2023

Harvey Leonard "Leonard" Court

Leonard Court was a beloved father, grandfather, and loving husband. He passed on the 17th of April 2023 in his own home surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer, which he won 8 out of the 9 innings. Leonard was born the 11th of January 1947, in Ardmore Oklahoma to Margaret and Leonard Court Sr. He was a distinguished graduate of Oklahoma State University (1969) and Harvard Law School (1972). He was a national debate champion and served as a J.A.G. in the U.S. Airforce from 1973-1977. Leonard served his entire career at Crowe and Dunlevy law firm, where he established and served as chairman for the Labor and Employment Practice Group. He served as a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Labor Relations Committee, and was appointed chairman of the Wage, Hour, and Leave Subcommittee. He also served as an adjunct law professor at the University of Oklahoma School of Law and Oklahoma City University School of Law. Leonard is a former president of Oklahoma State University Alumni Association, served on its Board of Governors, received the Distinguished Alumni Award, and was inducted into OSU's Alumni Association Hall of Fame.Leonard is listed in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, and Best Lawyers (Labor and Employment Law). Among Leonard's many professional awards, he was also known for his charitable contributions. He served as the chairman of the board of elders at Memorial Christian Church. He was co-chairman for the Oklahoma City Downtown YMCA, executive committee of the OKC Ronald McDonald House, co-chairman of the American Heart Association OKC, and is a member of the State Regents for Higher Education Task Force on the Future of Higher Education.Leonard Court is survived by his wife Jody Court; his three sons and their families: Chris and Sandy, and their children, August and Jasper; Todd and Genevieve, and their children Sami and Ben; and Brooke and Ashley, and their children Addie, Logan, Ava, Jack and Pierce. Leonard loved sports and was an avid runner and tennis player all his life. He was a strong supporter of Oklahoma State Football, Basketball, Baseball, Wrestling, and Women's Tennis, all of which he passed down to his children. He spent much of his adult life coaching and supporting his kid's sporting endeavors, which seemed to be one of his greatest joys. Leonard and Jody have been together since they were 15 years old and married for 56 glorious years. Leonard also leaves behind a legacy of many friends, family and colleagues who have been greatly touched and influenced by his leadership. The viewing is scheduled for Friday, 21st of April, at Smith & Kernke Funeral Services on N May Avenue in Oklahoma City from 3:00-5:00 p.m. From 5:00-6:00 p.m. there will be a session in the Chapel for people to speak about Leonard and what he meant to them. The funeral is scheduled for Saturday, 22nd of April, at St. Charles Borromeo on N Grove Ave at 1:00 p.m. Leonard will be buried at Resurrection Cemetery on NW Highway immediately following the funeral.
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Visitation with family present for 5:00-6:00pm

Friday, April 21, 2023

Smith & Kernke Funeral Home (N. May)

14624 North May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73134

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Funeral Service

Saturday, April 22, 2023

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church

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