Bob Leggett was

a member of the

Three Chopt Ruritan Club

Obituary from the website published May 29, 2024:

In Loving Memory of Bobby Wayne Leggett
04/20/1938 – 05/16/2024

Bobby Wayne Leggett, aged 86, was peacefully called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 16th, 2024, in the presence of his loved ones at his home in Orlando, Florida. He was born on April 20th, 1938, in Beaufort County, North Carolina to parents Allen Otis and Ester Irene Leggett.

His faith was a great source of peace and strength throughout his lifetime; in which he experienced both great sorrow and steadfast love from God, his adoring family, and his cherished friends. Bob was a devoted husband, a loving father, an incredible Poppy, a tremendous brother, and dear friend to many.

Bob joyfully rejoins his wife of nearly 64 years: Patricia Anne Jensen Leggett, who predeceased him on November 3rd, 2021, and their children: Robert “Rusty” Wayne Leggett and Patrice René Sharpe in eternal life. Also waiting to greet him at heaven’s gates are his granddaughter: Tiffany Leggett Hills (Troy), his parents: Big Pop & Big Mom, his sister: Naomi “Polly” Freeman (Homer), and two brothers who died in infancy: Punchy Boy and Baby Brother.

Survived by Bob to cherish his memory are his sister: Joyce Ann Flaskey (Hubert) of Orlando, FL, his grandson: Patrick Daniel Sharpe (Kasey) of Yulee, FL, his son-in-law: Daniel Sharpe (Terrie) of Gordonsville, VA, his niece: Theresa Chick of Sarasota, FL, his nephews: Jeff Freeman (Donna) of Pasquotank County, VA, Tyler Freeman (Kaye), & Rocky Freeman both of Chesapeake, VA, Mike Flaskey (Corrine) of Orlando, FL, a host of beloved great-nieces and great-nephews, and his great-grand-dog: Orion.

After graduating from Norview High School, Class of 1956, in Norfolk, Virginia, Bob started a family with the love of his life, Pat. They were married on December 6th, in 1957 and were blessed with two children and two grandchildren during their 63 happy years of marriage.

He began his career in the automotive industry turning wrenches as a mechanic in Norfolk; eventually rising up to shop foreman, and then finally earning the position of Service Manager for General Motors. Upon retiring from GM, he went on to drive a school bus for Fluvanna County Schools, as well as for Orange County Schools after relocating to Florida in 2002. Bob and Pat enjoyed an active retirement living near friends in Fairways Country Club.

Bob was known for enriching the lives of others; as he would often start a relationship simply by offering his help, and would come away with a cherished, lifelong friendship. He provided lawn care for his neighbors, with the help of his beloved grandson, Patrick, in the summer months when he would visit his Meme & Poppy. These are some of the times he will look back on dearly and remember often for years to come.

Bob had a passion for caring for his family, giving Pat the world, and their grandchildren were the light of their lives. He loved cruises with friends, sharing a delicious meal with loved ones, horseback riding, fishing, and camping. He enjoyed fellowship at Risen Savior Lutheran Church with Pastor Steve Blumer, who was not only his Pastor, but also his friend. Bob celebrated his life gathered with family and close friends in the weeks leading up to his departure from this Earth. He embraced his upcoming passage home with joy and spent time reflecting upon the life he so loved and his favorite memories with his family. He enjoyed nature, barbecue, and scooter rides with his friends into his final days.

In accordance with his wishes, a formal service will not be held, but Bob’s memory was lovingly honored during a Bible Study class hosted by Pastor Blumer. The arrangements for Mr. Leggett have been entrusted to Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society of Central Florida.

The family extends their thanks for the compassionate care given during this time of farewell.
Bob’s kind soul and warm friendship will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. May the generosity and kindness he showed others and the impact he had on each of us be his legacy. May it bring us peace and comfort during this difficult time.