Mr. Joel Kenneth Leverette of Conyers, GA died Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Christian Ministries Hospice in Riverdale, GA.  Born on May 16, 1950 in Atlanta, GA he was the son of Leroy and Sara Francis Hammonds Leverette.  He graduated from Rockdale County High School in 1968, served in the United States Air Force, and worked for IBM for many years.  Ken Leverette gained an international reputation as a drummer and percussionist even before he was out of high school by touring Europe with the All-American Band.  He subsequently spent nine years in various command bands of the U.S. Air Force.  His versatility in jazz, rock, country/western, even symphonic music brought hits to Tulsa Oklahoma music.  He is survived by his wife Donna Leverette of Conyers, GA; daughter Laura Harrell of Sand Springs, OK; granddaughter Jessica Fisher of Conyers, GA; grandson Austin Harrell of Sand Springs, OK; mother Sara Francis Hammonds Leverette. Memorial services will be held at 2:00PM on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 in the Chapel of Wheeler Funeral Home with Rev. Phil Payton officiating. Guest may sign the online register book at www.wheelerfuneralhome.com. Wheeler Funeral Home & Crematory, 11405 Brown Bridge Road, Covington, GA 30016 (770) 786-7111