84 year old Leland Dow Musick  of Bethany passed away peacefully in his home with his family by his side on Sunday, March 1, 2020. Leland was born March 3, 1935 in Harrison County, the son of Lewis and Melba (Felty) Musick.
Leland graduated from Martinsville High School in 1954 and joined the US Army National Guard. He married Ruth Ann Madison on November 5, 1955 at the home of Reverend O.D. Hedges south of Martinsville. They made their home on a farm near Martinsville. To this union two children were born, Rolanda and Ronnie.
He farmed his entire life where he enjoyed bulldozing, tending to his livestock, and raising crops. He loved purchasing land and clearing it to make it more productive. Leland loved his family and any opportunity to teach his kids, grandkids and young neighbors the joys of farming.
Outside of farming he served on the BTC Bank Board and the Grundy Electric Board along with Ridgeway Bank Board, Dallas Township Board, Martinsville School Board and MFA Oil Board. Leland was a member of the Martinsville United Methodist Church where he served as a Trustee for 35 years.
In his retirement he and Ruth Ann spent several winters in Texas where they made many friends. He also loved seeing his grandkids and great grandkids and visiting about life while making frequent trips to the farm.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gordan Musick; sister, Yvonne Kinder and grandson, Ben Musick.
Leland is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann Musick of the home; son, Ron Musick, Bethany, MO; daughter, Rolanda (Doug) Dale, Bethany, MO; grandchildren, Chris (Mary) Musick, Joey (Josh) Peck, Kelly (Wiatt) Hodge, Marie (Andy) Schick, Abbe Findley, Darren (Julie) Dale, Carrie (John) Renner and Dustin Dale; 13 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 5 at Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany, MO. Burial will follow in Foster Cemetery, New Hampton, MO. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Foster Cemetery and/or Harrison County Hospice in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 46, Bethany, MO 64424. Online condolences may be left at www.robersonfuneralhome.com