Leonard Preston Meares, Jr., 94, formerly of St. Petersburg, residing in Crystal River, FL, passed away September 20, 2012 at the HPH Hospice House in Lecanto, FL. He was a member of a pioneer family that settled Pinellas County. He also served in the US Army during WWII. He is survived by his nephew John Leonard Dixon and his wife Gwen and sons, and his niece Martha Dixon Lollis and her husband Michael D. and family. Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 11:00AM at Brett Funeral Home, 4810 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL. Burial with military honors to follow at Royal Palm Cemetery South. Donations may be made to HPH Hospice Foundation, Citrus Office, 3545 No. Lacanto Highway, Beverly Hills, FL 34465-3503. Brett Funeral Home.