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December 02, 2023

Robert “Bob” Leenerts

Robert “Bob” Leenerts

Robert “Bob” Leenerts

Robert “Bob” Leenerts, 56, of Boston Road, Taylorsville, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 13, 2017 in Mebane.

Mr. Leenerts was born January 1, 1961, in Anchorage, Alaska, the son of Robert Alfred Shesky of Zanesville, Ohio and Marilyn Gene Wood Massengarb of New Boston, Illinois.

He was a US Army veteran, who had served as a sergeant in the Gulf War. He had worked as a truck driver and was a member of Freedom Baptist Church. He also earned a degree of Master of Theology and Doctor of Divinity from Slidell Baptist Seminary, in Slidell, Louisiana.

He was preceded in death by his adopted father, Larry Wayne Leenerts, and two infant siblings.

In addition to his father and mother, those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Enita Miller Leenerts of the home; three daughters, Rebecca Leenerts of Moline, Illinois, Atina Keever and husband Rocky of Hiddenite, and Nici Leenerts of Taylorsville; a granddaughter, Jada; a grandson, Jordan; two sisters, Laura Lorraine Jacquin of Silvis, Illinois, and June Ann Swain of Bettenborf, Iowa; and five brothers, Richard Leenerts, Randy Shesky, and Rodney Leenerts, all of Illinois, Raymond Shesky of Ohio, and Rory Leenerts of Illinois.

The funeral service will be at 3 p.m., Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Freedom Baptist Church, in Hiddenite. Dr. Sam Vallini, Rev. James Keever, Rev. Johnny Tomlin, and Rev. Curtis White will officiate. Burial will follow in the Taylorsville City Cemetery, with full military honors accorded by DAV Chapter 84 of Taylorsville. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m., Friday, January 20, 2017 at Adams Funeral Home.

Pallbearers include: Rick Lail, Lee Bombria, Wesley Stout, Jamie Echerd, Dawson Walker, and Jackson Walker.

Memorials may be made to: Bearing Precious Seeds, 1369 Woodville Pike, Milford, OH 45150.

Condolences may be sent to:

Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to be serving the Leenerts Family.


  1. Louise Leighton on January 16, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    My deepest and sincerest condolences to the Leenerts family. What an awesome legacy he has left to this world!! Everywhere he went, he carried the message of the gospel. Everyone he spoke with could have no doubt he loved Jesus with all his heart. He is home now, with the one who died for him; and will be waiting to greet you when you arrive. May the Lord embrace you and comfort you in each of the days to come. In the Savior’s love , Lou.

  2. Pat sabo on January 16, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I work for carpenter company in high point. He was a really nice man fun to talk with. The family are in my prayers.

  3. Gail Leaird and Jack Leaird on January 17, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Our hearts and prayers goes out to the family. Bob was a true man of God and was loved dearly. May God give you peace during this time and may you know that you are loved deeply.

  4. Matilda Hendry on January 17, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    I sure will miss seeing bobs smiling face when I open the dock door I also work at carpenters in high point nc he may. Be gone not ever forgotten prayers to all of you

  5. Pastor Alan Taylor and Maggie Breden Taylor on January 18, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Bob was a very caring Christian man who knew his King James Bible and was eager to share his faith with others. He and I had several conversations over the years. The teens he has helped will sorly miss him along with the people in Vashti who benefitted friom his knowledge. His family will miss him , his church and even knowing he is in Gloryland to see a Christian who was working for God, life cut short. Praying for his family. God will always work things out for His good. Suffering and pain in loss is normal but the Christian was has gone on is in no pain, no fear, no death and soon we will see him on the other side. alan and Maggie and the breden children

  6. Dot Hayzlip on January 19, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    My heartfelt prayers are with you and the family that God may grant you the strength, peace, and comfort in the days to come. So glad to know that you will once again be reunited in Heaven someday.

  7. Robbie, Gale and Bobby Moose on January 21, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Brother Bob would come visit us at Unity Baptist where James Keever pastors. He was always a blessing to our family and our church. We always enjoyed talking with him after service. He was such a great man of God. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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