On September 1, 1902, Ellis Giles opened Giles Drug Store on the north side of the Leonard Square. Joe Gaulden purchased the store from Giles in 1948, moving it to the north corner in 1958. Gaulden operated Gaulden Drug until August 26, 1969, when Ben D. Steen of Dallas brought Eugene Kegans to Leonard in September of 1969 as a pharmacist and business partner. In 1971, Kegans and Steen changed the pharmacy's name to Leonard Pharmacy. Eugene and Becky Kegans became full owners of Leonard Pharmacy on February 10, 1973. They remodeled the store, increasing the square footage by 2500 sq. feet in 1977. The latest interior remodeling was complete in August of 2003.
- H. Eugene Kegans, RPh
- Eugene Kegans is a 1968 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. Following graduation from UT, Eugene was employed by Ben Steen at Spring Creek Pharmacy in Dallas. He was called to active duty in 1969 and served in the Army. Upon completion of his duty, Eugene returned to Steen’s Spring Creek Pharmacy. When Steen purchased Gaulden Drug in 1969, Eugene moved to Leonard with his wife, Becky. The Kegans purchased Leonard Pharmacy from Steen in 1973.
- Kacey Lane Kegans Blackerby, PharmD
- Kacey Blackerby is a 1999 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Following her graduation, she completed a one-year Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. Upon completion of the residency, Kacey was employed as a pharmacist for Parkland Hospital in Dallas for six years. While at UAB, and Parkland Hospitals, Kacey worked in Coumadin clinic monitoring patient’s blood levels. Kacey and her husband, Mark, have two children and enjoy being back in their hometown.
- Larry Corcoran, R.Ph.
- Larry Corcoran is a 1999 graduate of Northeastern University College of Pharmacy in Boston, Massachusetts. He worked with Harvard Critical Care Team at Brigham & Womens Hospital in Boston. Then, he worked as pharmacy manager at Osco Drug, Brooks Pharmacies & CVS. He also worked as a Clinical Chemotherapy Pharmacist at St. Joseph's Hospital in New Hampshire. From there, he moved on to Medicine World Pharmacy in Nashua, NH. Upon returning to Texas, he joined the Leonard Pharmacy team.