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In Loving Memory

May 24, 1944 – June 24, 2020


Leon Saltz, age 76, died on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. He was born in Fairhope at Jordan Clinic to Ross and Nell Ray Saltz on May 24, 1944.

After graduating from Fairhope High, he attended Livingston College, then worked as a builder/contractor. Leon married Carol Whitman in 1974. They were married for 45 years and had a son, Tatum, a teacher at Robertsdale High. Leon and Carol built Eastern Shore Early Childhood Center in 1979. They have lovingly partnered to care for many hundreds of children since then. “Mr. Leon” is adored by scores of young people who remember him fondly from their days in his care.  He will be loved and missed by all who knew him.

Leon grew up in First Baptist Church of Fairhope. He and Carol attended Fairhope Trinity Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carol, his son Tatum, his best friend and loving grandson Hayden, his brother Vann (Brenda) and nephews, Grant and Jared Saltz and many other family members and friends.

Graveside services with social distance practices will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Memory Gardens of Fairhope.  Memorials may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church Mission Trips in Fairhope.  Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home of Daphne is assisting the family.