Mr. John G. Leggett Sr.

Published 12:20 am Friday, September 23, 2011

Mr. John Gray Leggett Sr., a resident of 1152 Leggett Road, Washington, died Wednesday morning at U.H.S. Inpatient Hospice in Greenville, N.C.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at the chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington officiated by the Revs. Joan Fischer and David Harrington. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. John Whitehurst, Danny Leggett, Guilford Leggett Jr., Allen Krahenbill, Chauncey Krahenbill and Bobby Daughtridge will serve as pallbearers.

Mr. Leggett was born in Beaufort County on Sept. 3, 1922, son of the late Allen Hoyt Leggett and Jessie Ward Leggett. He was a graduate of Stokes High School. On April 6, 1946, he married the former Della Estelle Whitley who preceded him in death on May 29, 1999. He served his country during World War II as a Sergeant in the United States Army. Mr. Leggett was a farmer and worked with Estes Express Line for 13 years. He was a member of Wharton Trinity United Methodist Church and a former member of Wharton Station Ruritan Club.

Mr. Leggett is survived by his children: John (Johnny) G. Leggett Jr. and wife Diane Lancaster Leggett, James (Jimmy) A. Leggett and wife Jackie Jackson Leggett and Jennifer Leggett Whitehurst and husband Lloyd G. Whitehurst, all of Washington; his brother: Hoyt Guilford Leggett of Washington; his sisters: Doris Leggett Krahenbill of Louisa, Va.; Barbara Leggett Whitehurst and husband J.H. of Rocky Mount, and Sandra Leggett Daughtridge and husband Bobby of Tarboro. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Steven Allen Leggett and wife Roxanna, Kathy Leggett Galloway and husband Chris, Christopher Leggett and wife Cristy, Renee Leggett Asby and husband Ted and his great-grandchildren: Jordan Galloway, Joshua Galloway, Breanna Leggett, Lexie Leggett, Cierra Lassiter, Grace Lassiter and Michael Asby.

In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Leggett is also preceded in death by his son, Gorham Ward Leggett.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington and other times at the home located at 1152 Leggett Road, Washington, N.C.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Wharton Trinity UMC Memorial Fund or Special Projects, c/o Bonnie Cratch, 1000 Leggett Road, Washington, NC 27889.

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