Jimmy Leeward
Friday September 30, 2011 from 12:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Funeral Mass Location:
Blessed Trinity Catholic Church
5 SE 17th St.
Ocala, FL 34471

Driving Directions

We have had many requests to display photos and momentos of Jimmy. If you would like to have photos considered for the slideshow at the funeral Mass, please send them to memories@leewardairranch.com 
We will also have a memorial wall at the wake where you may post momentos. If you are unable to attend, you may send them to memories@leewardairranch.com


Travel Information

We recommend hotels in Ocala, Silver Springs and The Villages.



If you will be bringing a Warbird to the Wake at Leeward Air Ranch, please contact Jay Wisler at Warbirds@LeewardAirRanch.com 

A Memorial for
Jimmy Leeward
Friday, September 30, 2011

The family of Jimmy Leeward is holding a memorial event celebrating his life. Jimmy wouldn't have it any other way, so casual dress, air race crew uniforms or aviation garb are welcome at both the funeral Mass and the wake.


In lieu of flowers, please visit www.LeewardAirRanch.com 

for information on memorial donations that the family has approved. Please be wary of other solicitations or sites you may encounter.


Funeral Mass 12:30 p.m.

Blessed Trinity Catholic Church

5 SE 17th St.

Ocala, FL 34471


At Jimmy's request, a wake with lunch will immediately follow the Funeral Mass at:

Leeward Air Ranch

7001 SE 85th Lane

Ocala, FL 34472


Driving directions to Leeward Air Ranch are available at  www.LeewardAirRanch.com/directions 


Please note:


- The roads in the Leeward Air Ranch development are private and we reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone.

- Working representatives of the media will not be admitted.

- Any type of recording or broadcasting of the events are prohibited.

Due to the tremendous outpouring of support, we request your RSVP to help us in planning.  


I am unable to attend


We understand that Jimmy touched many lives. Knowing this, we have not been able to send an announcement to everyone who knew him. Though we want all of Jimmy's friends to be included, please use discretion in forwarding this email to others. The funeral Mass and wake are for all of his friends and friends of the family near and far.



If you are flying a private aircraft to Ocala, we recommend Ocala Regional Airport (KOCF). If you would like to request permission to land at Leeward Air Ranch, please send an email to arrivals@LeewardAirRanch.com. Include your name, phone number, aircraft type, tail number and estimated time and date of your arrival and departure.


Please note the following information: 

-  Leeward Air Ranch Airport is a private-use airport and use is by prior permission only.

-  Limited aircraft parking is available and priority will be given to Warbirds.

-  No fuel is available.

-  Please bring your own tie-downs.

-  The airport closes to arrivals at 12:00 noon Friday, September 30th and will reopen for departures at 17:00 / 5:00pm ET. Only warbirds may depart early.

-  CTAF 122.9 - non-towered. Please be alert and use extreme caution.

-  You must review and follow traffic pattern and rules and regulations before using the airport, which can be reviewed at www.LeewardAirRanch.com/airport/regulations