Apalachicola Loses an Icon of the Oyster Industry
We express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Howard “Grady” Leavins, who leaves us with a legacy of valuable contributions to our area’s incredible oyster industry. Please view this Florida Sea Grant web story for more information about Grady’s groundbreaking work with UF Researchers to solve important issues, protecting human health and literally saving lives.
Retired Florida Sea Grant seafood safety specialist Steve Otwell will deliver the eulogy at Leavins’ funeral service, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 6, at 2 pm EDT at Living Waters Church of Apalachicola. Leavins is survived by his wife, Alice; two children, and numerous grandchildren. Southerland Funeral Home in Panama City is handling arrangements.
UF-IFAS/Sea Grant/ Franklin County Extension Director