S. Wendell (Buck) Leishear, 68, who owned and operated Leishear's Service Centers and worked for Amoco for 45 years before retiring in 1976, died of cancer Oct. 31 in the Collingwood nursing home in Rockville. He lived in Gaithersburg.

During his years with Amoco, he owned and operated centers in northwest Washington and Montgomery Village.

Mr. Leishear was a past president of Southwest Harbor Lions Club. He was a 33rd degree Mason, member of Almas Temple, the Potomac Commandery and the Anacostia Lodge.

He was a member of St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Silver Spring and supported its youth ministry.

Mr. Leishear was named 1981 "volunteer of the year" by the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. He also was a member of the Lamplighter Club of the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind and did volunteer work for the Montgomery Village Sports Association.

He was a native of Washington and a graduate of the old Central High School. He served with the Army in Europe during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Williams Leishear, a daughter, Barbara L. Julian, and a sister, Jennie L. Thompson, all of Gaithersburg; a son, George Perry Leishear of Fort Myers, Fla., and three grandchildren. S. Wendell Leishear

S. Wendell (Buck) Leishear, 68, who owned and operated Leishear's Service Centers and worked for Amoco for 45 years before retiring in 1976, died of cancer Oct. 31 in the Collingwood nursing home in Rockville. He lived in Gaithersburg.

During his years with Amoco, he owned and operated centers in northwest Washington and Montgomery Village.

Mr. Leishear was a past president of Southwest Harbor Lions Club. He was a 33rd degree Mason, member of Almas Temple, the Potomac Commandery and the Anacostia Lodge.

He was a member of St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Silver Spring and supported its youth ministry.

Mr. Leishear was named 1981 "volunteer of the year" by the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. He also was a member of the Lamplighter Club of the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind and did volunteer work for the Montgomery Village Sports Association.

He was a native of Washington and a graduate of the old Central High School. He served with the Army in Europe during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Williams Leishear, a daughter, Barbara L. Julian, and a sister, Jennie L. Thompson, all of Gaithersburg; a son, George Perry Leishear of Fort Myers, Fla., and three grandchildren.