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Thursday, July 2, 2009 Mourns the Passing of James Leggett

James Duane Leggett Sr., 67, Jefferson City, Mo., formerly of Clinton, died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday (June 28, 2009) at St. Mary's Medical Center, Jefferson City, Mo.

His memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with J. Kent Hickerson officiating.

Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wapella. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

He was born Nov. 8, 1941, in Clinton, son of James Forbes and Melba Amelia Wright Leggett. He married Janice Kay Gehrt on Aug. 23, 1971, in Bloomington.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Kay Leggett, Jefferson City, Mo.; one son, James Leggett Jr., Jefferson City, Mo.; two uncles, Clyde Orin Leggett, Jr., Wapella, and Boyd Leggett, Bloomington; two special aunts, Anne Martin, Tucson, Ariz., and Joyce Leggett, Joliet; and several cousins, including many from the Wapella area.

James was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Leggett worked for Qualxserv as a computer technician.

All flags 1/2 mast please ofr USAF Veteran James Leggett.


Anonymous said...

Here's to a great bass player and role model for all aspiring musicians when we were growing up in Wapella. Jim was an all around good guy.

Anonymous said...

Jim was my neighbor when we were growing up in Wapella; always was a nice kid...usually!
Rest in peace, Jim..........

Anonymous said...

I remember playing little league baseball with Jim, he pitched on our team "Cubs" in 1955. Was a terrific pitcher, but after that he lost interest in baseball, took up electronics. As I remember, he did his share of mischef, but all around good guy. Lost track of him after high school. Salute sir James.
Butch Green

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