John B. Leggett, Jr.

Published 6:40 pm Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Mr. John Bill Leggett, Jr., age 74, a resident of 2457 N.C. Highway 171 N., Washington, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 7, 2018, at LifeCare Hospital in Rocky Mount.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at Oakdale Cemetery, officiated by Pastor Kurt Honican. Ward Leggett, Dean Leggett, Ronnie Leggett, Jackie Leggett, Milford Leggett and Walter Leggett will serve as pallbearers.

Mr. Leggett was born in Martin County on Feb. 11, 1944, son of the late John Bill Leggett, Sr. and Katherine Leggett Wynn. He was a 1962 graduate of Robersonville High School. On April 25, 1970, he married the former Olivia Ann “Libby” Leary, who preceded him in death on April 23, 2013. Mr. Leggett retired after 35 years of service with PCS Phosphate. He was a member of Christian Chapel Church and the National Guard. He enjoyed NASCAR and walks on the waterfront with Priscilla and Chloe. He also enjoyed fishing and working in the yard.

Mr. Leggett is survived by his daughter, Misty L. Norman and husband Robert, of Bath; his son, John “Tripp” Bill Leggett, of Washington; his fiancée, Priscilla B. Stout, of Jamesville; his brothers, Gene Leggett, of Greensboro, and Larry Leggett and wife Shirley, of Williamston; his sister, Sharon Everett, of Washington; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Ann Leggett, and his brother-in-law, Shelton Everett.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington.

Flowers are welcomed, or memorial contributions may be made to: Christian Chapel Church, 4223 Wynn Road, Robersonville, NC 27871.

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