Jacksonville doctor who led charge to fight COVID-19 will be laid to rest Saturday

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UF Health Jacksonville CEO Dr. Leon Haley Jr. died a week ago after a WaveRunner he was riding in Palm Beach County crashed.

Haley’s funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Pittsburgh, where he’s from.

To watch online, visit www.grievefromhome.com and then click on “Watch Funeral Service.”

A wide range of city leaders and colleagues are mourning Haley’s death. UF Health Jacksonville plans to hold a memorial event for him at some point next week to honor his life.

Dr. Leon Haley Jr. and family.
Dr. Leon Haley Jr. and family.

Those remembering Haley say his reach stretched beyond the medical field, which made him special.

Jeanne Miller, from Jacksonville Civic Council, said he was a hard worker.

“He led the way in working with our African American members to develop an initiative that would really raise awareness and help educate members but also take on difficult social justice issues in the community,” Miller said.

You can hear more about Haley’s legacy Sunday morning at 9 a.m. on “This Week in Jacksonville.”

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