Robert J. "Bobby" Leggett, Sr.October 16, 1933 ~ January 14, 2018 (age 84)
Robert J. “Bobby” Leggett, age 84, of 7251 Downey Drive S.W., Sherrodsville, Ohio, died early Sunday morning, January 14, 2018 in his residence following a brief illness.
He retired in 1980 after 30 years of service with the Diebold Company at Canton, Ohio.
He was born October 16, 1933 in Dennison, Ohio and was the son of the late Thomas and Mabel Hahn Leggett. His wife, Betty L. Tinlin Leggett, whom he married October 22, 1956, died on February 9, 2016 and he has missed her every day since. Additionally, he was the last surviving of 14 siblings that included eight brothers, Paul, Joe, Jack Sr., Earl "Max", Dale G., and Waldon Leggett and two infant brothers, and three sisters Theda Herbert, Mary “Kay” McKinney, and his twin sister Betty Rennicker.
He was a member of the Dellroy United Methodist Church and the former Dellroy Odd Fellows Lodge #706. Bobby was a loyal fixture for more than 45 years working at the door and in the parking lot of the Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville where he worked as a funeral attendant. He also took pride in mowing and caring for a large number of lawns in the area. Bob and Betty enjoyed a revolving door of welcome friends and relatives at their home on Atwood Lake. Every Fourth of July, they would hold a large party at their home to celebrate Betty's birthday and the holiday. He and his small pickup truck and his signature cigar have long been a familiar and welcome sight in the Dellroy and Sherrodsville areas. Bob and Betty periodically indulged in a trip to Las Vegas or Wheeling, West Virginia to gamble a little. Bobby helped a number of people over the years, mostly without fanfare or recognition. He was faithful in his efforts to visit those who were ailing or facing difficult circumstances. His small stature was never an accurate indicator of the size of his heart. His presence will be missed by his loving family and many loyal friends.
He is survived by a daughter Tina M. Leggett and her friend Susan Mackey of Akron, O., a son, Robert J. Leggett Jr. of Sherrodsville and his fiancee Deb Conley, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, a large family of nieces, nephews, and cousins, three very special family members Jolene Cochran, Jeanine Day, and Brenda Leggett, and some extraordinary neighbors.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, January 18, 2018 in the Calvary United Methodist Church located at 328 South Church Street, Sherrodsville with Rev. Kenneth Ogg officiating. Interment will follow in the Leavittsville Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M. in the Calvary United Methodist Church. The Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville is handling arrangements. A luncheon will be served in the Church Social Hall following services. Contributions in Bobby’s memory may be made to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Avenue S.W., New Philadelphia, Ohio. To leave an online condolence message please visit the funeral home website.
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