Leonard C. Small, Jr., 53 of 716 Christopher Greenup Drive died on July 10, 2005 at Owensboro Medical Health Systems. He was born on August 20, 1951 in Indiana to Leonard C. Sr. and Wanda Rodney Small, was employed by Owensboro Medical Health Systems as Manager of Risk Management, Legal and Corporate Compliance Department Corporate Compliance Officer. He was a member of the Catholic Faith, Chairman of the Corporate Compliance Committee and member of the following committees: Ethics, Patient Service , Infection Control, Environment of Care Standards, Safety, Charge Master; organizatons: Healthcare Financial Management Association HFMA, KY Hospital Society of Risk Management, KY Hospital Associaton Corporate Compliance Committee, American Society for Healthcare Risk Management and Past Board Member of the Kentucky Board of Nursing. He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard C. Small, Sr. in 2003. Surviving is his wife of 30 years, Patricia Whelan Small. Also surviving are 2 sons, Jason Eric Small and his companion, Robyn Gossett and Zachery Wade Small and his companion, Ashley Wedding all of Owensboro, a daughter, Vanessa Kay Small of Owensboro, a granddaughter, Macey Lynn Small of Owensboro and his mother, Wanda Rodney Small of Rockport, Indiana. At the request of Mr. Small, there will be no visitation or services.

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  1. Patty,
    I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Phyllis Smith

  2. Sorry to hear about leonard.I knew him as a little girl because he ran with my oldest brother Nick Payne.Who passed away 3 years ago this year.Leonard was alway’s at moms with Nick the 2 of them were more like brothers at the time then i think they were f

  3. I worked at the hospital with your Dad, I can say he was a very nice man always had a smile for everybody. I am so very sorry for your lose.

  4. Dear Small Family,
    Leonard meant a great deal to the folks that he worked with. His charming wit and sense of humor was the bright spot for alot of us. He will be missed tremendously. I’m very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

  5. I never met Leonard but I read the list of activitues in wich he was involve. After reading this and knowing his son Zach I know that he was a kind and people loving chriatian man who has his place in heaven. May God bless all of you and give you peace.

  6. Patty, We are so sorry to hear about Leonard’s passing. You and your family will be in our prayers. We love you and will be here for you if you need us.

  7. Patty,
    Everyone here at Big Rivers was sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. jason and robin and macy, and family
    i am so sorry for your loss. your dad was a very nice man. he will be greatly missed here at the hospital. i know how much he enjoyed being with macy. i have seen them out together and have seen the love in his eye

  9. Jason, Robyn and Maci
    I want you to know that I am praying for your family at this time, Leonard was so nice to talk to and we always talked about Maci. Keep Faith that you are all joined again someday. Love Ya and I will keep you in my prayers

  10. jason and robyn and family words cannot say enough to express our sympathy my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family vanessa cook and family

  11. I am sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed seeing Leonard’s smiling face in the hallway. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  12. Nessa,Patty,Jason,Zach,Ashley and Robyn….
    Im So Sorry to hear about Leonard. I miss you all very much. Everyone that knew him was truly blessed. No Matter What he could always make you smile. I remember all the stories he use to tell us and never bel

  13. Zach, Ashley, and family,
    We where sorry to hear of your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time in your lives.

  14. Vanessa,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad I have heard alot of good things about your dad. my aunt worked with him in the ER and that was about 30 or more years ago.
    if there’s anything i can do for you you know were I work call any time.

  15. I worked with Leonard on Ortho and he was a very good nurse.He would always have a smile on his face.He was very good with his patients.He will be missed by his co workers.
    I would go out to smoke and if Leonard was out there, he would say Pat how are yo

  16. I was so surprised to hear amout leonard. I worked on 3-2 telemetry and he was the supervisor on nights. He always had a good story and kept everyone smiling. My prayers are with all of you.

  17. I am so sorry to hear of Leonard’s death. He was a great friend and co-worker when I worked with OMHS. I always enjoyed his dry sense of humor and valued his great history and experience with the hospital. Patty, you and your family are in my thoughts

  18. Working at Owensboro Medical Health System, I would see Leonard in the hallway and I loved his smile and his kind manner. He will be missed by all.

  19. My sympathy is with all of you. Leonard always made me laugh and I will truely miss him. Leonard was always very kind and a wealth of wisdom and knowledge.

    My sympathy

  20. Patricia and family. A time of separation for now. Remember the good times, these memories will always be with you. Words may not console now, just know prayers are sent your way. Our co-worker will be missed.


  22. Patricia and Family,
    Words can’t express my heart felt sympathy. I have been with OMHS since 1979 and have enjoyed any opportunity to work with Leonard over the years. His dry wit and humor are truly unforgetable. He will be missed by many.

  23. He was an awesome fellow manager that I had the privilege to work on committees with at OMHS. Your family has and will continue to be in my prayers.

  24. I didn’t work with Leonard much, but for some reason he took the time to get to know me. Whenever he would see me he always said ‘Hello’ in his own special way. He will be missed. My sympathies to Jason and all of Leonard’s family.

    Sean Borland

  25. I am so sorry for your loss. I have known and worked at the hospital with Leonard for 13 years and will miss him and his humor.

  26. I offer my deepest and sincere sympathy to the Small family. As I’m sure you’ve already heard many times, Leonard was not only a great man, but a great friend and co-worker. OMHS is certainly a better place for having his presence for so many years. He

  27. You are in my prayers and thoughts and have been along with Leonard for a long time. He was a great friend, coworker and always lifted my spirits when we worked together toward a solution on anything. As much as I will miss him, I know you will all miss

  28. Patty and family,
    I just wanted you to know that we are thinking about you and you are in our prayers. Leonard was a very special person and one that both Gary and I called a friend for many years. As you know we are the ‘old folks’ now and we have bee

  29. Sorry to hear the news. I know it was expected but that never makes losing someone so close to you any easier. Our condolences on your loss and our prayers to your families in this time of mourning.


    The Davis Family

    Ryan, Gabrielle, Step

  30. I adored Leonard, he was just a wonderful man to know, to talk with and to laugh with. I will miss him and I am sorry for your loss. God bless.

  31. Zack, Ashley & Family,

    I am so sorry to hear the news of the loss of your dad. Even though I didn’t know him personally, he sounded like a wonderful person. Sometimes it’s hard to understand why things happen as they do. Please know that our thought

  32. Dear Patty and family, I remember when I started working at OMHS in 1985 – the night shift in ICU – and Leonard was House Supervisor. He was always cheerful and funny and he ALWAYS talked about his ‘Patty’. I remember stories like the time he bought th

  33. Dear Patty and children, I’m so sorry for your lose. Leonard was one of a kind. He never met a stranger and found good in everyone he knew. He was a great guy to work with, we will all miss him. My prayers are with you and your children. Always Rose

  34. I didn’t worked with Leonard much, but I did make a trip to Evansville with him a few years ago to look at some equipment for the hospital. He made us laugh the entire trip. He was very funny and witty. He was truely one of a kind. My thoughts and prayers

  35. To the Small Family:
    I am so sorry of Leonard’s passing. He was a wonderful man and a great RN. We will truely miss him at OMHS. He was always such a joy to be around. When I was a new nurse 20+ years ago he trained me on ortho, there never was a d

  36. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. All of us at Star Trax always looked forward to all the homemade treats you all would bring us at Christmas time, and I’ll miss him asking me when I was ever going to get married. I’ll keep you all in my thoughts and

  37. It’s still so hard to believe you’re gone, but I know that you’re still with us even though we can’t see you. We love you and miss you every minute of every day.


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