James Almond Leedy, 86, passed away at home in Cameron Park, CA Tues., April 21, 2015. He was born May 17, 1928, in Arnett, OK and spent his childhood there until moving to California. After graduating from Sweetwater High School in Chula Vista, CA, he visited his older brother in Vacaville, CA, and met the woman who would become his wife of 52 years. He married Irene Shirley Rico before serving in the Army for several years as a lieutenant in the Signal Corp in the Korean War. Jim worked 35 years for Pacific Bell, advancing his career from lineman to manager while moving his family throughout California with each promotion. He was an avid golfer and tennis player. He enjoyed sailing in the San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento Delta with his family on their boat Andiamo. He was a handyman who built his own home in Mormon Island Park, where he loved to grow oak trees. But above all, he was a man of high integrity who cherished his family and many friends. His children recall a stern, but fair and loving father. His grandchildren recall a Papa who built them a playhouse, took them on tractor rides, and made pancakes in the shape of airplanes that literally flew from his spatula to their plates at breakfast time. He married Kay Robinette after the death of his first wife, and became very active in their church, serving on the council, and chairman of the Property Committee. Together, he and Kay enjoyed trips to the coast, visiting family and friends and hosting parties. Jim is survived by his wife of 12 years, Kay Robinette Leedy; son, Mark Leedy (Lorraine), daughters, Jamie Leedy Oldham and Renee Leedy Traud (Mike); and grandchildren, Brandon A. Oldham, Darin Claire Leedy, Drew Leedy, Garrison Traud, and Chase Traud. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruby and Charles Leedy; brother, Clete Leedy; and loving wife, Irene Rico Leedy. A memorial service will be held at St. Stephens Lutheran Church in El Dorado Hills, CA, Sat. May 2, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow. Internment at Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Jim's name to World Hunger-ELCA, c/o St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, 1001 Olson Lane, El Dorado Hills, CA, 95762.