Mr. Robert Leon “Bobby” Leap

Mr. Robert Leon “Bobby” Leap, age 73, of Mt. Sterling, Indiana, entered this life on August 13, 1948 in Vevay, Indiana. He was the loving son of the late, Leon Thomas “Jimmy” and Norma Lee (Spencer) Leap. Bobby was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana and was a 1969 graduate of the Switzerland County High School. Bobby was inducted into the United States Navy on May 29, 1969 in Connersville, Indiana. He received the National Defense Service Medal and was honorably discharged with the rank of Airman Apprentice on March 18, 1975. Bobby was united in marriage on March 3, 1973 to Barbara Ann Carpenter at the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church in Mt. Sterling, Indiana. This happy union of 49 years was blessed with two daughters, Stephanie and Jill. Bobby was employed as a machinist for Reliance Electric in Madison, Indiana, from 1968-2007. He was currently employed since 2008 for Belterra Casino & Resort in Florence, Indiana as a security officer. Bobby enjoyed farming and spending time with his family. He was a life member of the Vevay VFW Post #5396 and was a member of the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church. He was a former deacon and member of the New Life Fellowship in Vevay, Indiana. Bobby passed away at 4:55 p.m., Monday, June 13, 2022 at the University of Cincinnati Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Bobby was always a giving man, even in death he showed God’s love for others by donating his organs and tissue to ones in need. Bobby will be deeply missed by his family, his friends and his community.


Bobby’s life will be cherished by his loving wife, Barbara Ann (Carpenter) Leap of Mt. Sterling, IN; his daughters, Stephanie Furnish and her husband, Raymond of Mt. Sterling, IN and Jill Scranton and her husband, Darian of Bennington, IN; his grandchildren, Nathan and Ally Furnish and Isabella Scranton; his brothers, Randy Leap and his wife, Lisa of Vevay, IN and Eric Leap and his wife, Aleasa of Gaston, SC; his sisters, Gloria Leap of Versailles, IN and Sharon Thomas and her husband, Marty of Choctaw, OK; his aunt, Betty Hargrove and her husband, Bud of Vevay, IN; his several nieces, nephews and cousins; his father-in-law, William “Bill” Carpenter of Milan, IN; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bill and Linda Carpenter of Mt. Sterling, IN, Jeff Carpenter of Vevay, IN, Cynthia and Morris Hysell of Lexington, IN, Debbie and Galen Rayls of Vevay, IN and Sandra and Rick Andrew of Elrod, IN.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon Thomas “Jimmy” Leap, died December 1, 1997 and Norma Lee (Spencer) Leap, died August 26, 2012; his maternal-grandparents, Ulysses Simpson Spencer, died October 2, 1938 and Bessie B. (McFarland) Spencer, died March 22, 1947; his paternal-grandparents, Casper A. Leap, died April 18, 1962 and Della Mae (Thomas) Leap, died March 30, 1976; his niece, Galena Lynn Rayls, died March 23, 1989 and his mother-in-law, Lucille (Centers) Carpenter, died September 10, 2001.


Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 20, 2022, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.


Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.


Interment and full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Vevay VFW Post #5396 Relief Fund or Vevay American Legion Post #185 Relief Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at