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08/16/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Billie Leggette

Billie H. Leggette
(d. 14 Aug 2012)

Newport News High School Class of 1952

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 
 We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.    Billie Leggett, Class of 1952, husband of Dot Collins Leggett ('52) of VA and brother of    Judy Leggett Elliott, Queen of the Senior Class of 1956, of VA, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 in Newport News at the age of 79.


From the Daily Press - 08/16/12:

         Billie H. Leggette
   

 

 
    NEWPORT NEWS - Billie H. Leggette, 79, passed away unexpectedly at home Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.

A native of Little Washington, N.C., he was a longtime Newport News resident. Billie was a 1952 graduate of Newport News High School, where he excelled in basketball and football. He also helped lead his basketball team "The Typhoons" to a state championship under the direction of Coach Julie Conn. Mr. Leggette was recently honored for his contributions to the sporting community by the Peninsula Sports Club.

Mr. Leggette honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired from C&P/ Verizon Telephone Company, as an engineer. Billie was a member of Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, where he faithfully served as a deacon and an elder. He also started the church's basketball league, in 1968, and continued to coach the program until his death.
 
Billie Leggette
 
 
  Preceded in death by his parents, David Leggette and Pearl Leggette Hubbard; son, Kevin Scott Leggette; and grandson, Michael Anthony Clark, Billie is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Dot Collins Leggette; daughters, Kim Leggette Scholer (Lenny) and Vanessa Leggette (Scott); sister, Judy Elliott (Charles); grandson, James Alexander Clark; nieces, Laurie Gregg-Hogge and Nancy Brafford (Jeff); as well as many other loving relatives and dear friends.

Billie's grandson, Jimmy, was the light of his life. The neighborhood children all knew Billie as "Papa" and could count on a piece of candy from him whenever they would pass by. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, by Mr. Darren W. Utley, at Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, followed by a reception at the church. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, at Peninsula Funeral Home. The burial will take place privately in Peninsula Memorial Park. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press from August 16 to August 18, 2012.

View Guest Book (There were orinianlly 48 entries in the Guest Bok; most were unfortunately lost.)
 
 

August 16, 2012 
 
Dot and Family, I'll always remember Bill's enthusiasm and.....

~ Joey Ritchie
 

August 16, 2012 

Dear Dot & family, Alex and I were saddened to learn of.....

~ Alex Michalos


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~ Leo Mount, 2880 Sunderland Drive, Martinsville, IN 46151
 

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I worked with Billy at the "phone company" and what a joy.....

~ Mary Mister
 

August 16, 2012

Dear Dot, Kim, and Family, So sorry about your great loss!.....

~ GERI KEEL-SMITH
 

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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Dot and Judy and their family and friends at this difficult time.


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048


Near to the Heart of God

Words and Music by Cleland B. McAfee (25 Sept 1866 - 04 Feb 1944), 1901
 

There is a place of quiet rest,
Near to the heart of God.
A place where sin cannot molest,
Near to the heart of God.

Refrain:
O Jesus, blest Redeemer,
Sent from the heart of God;
Hold us, who wait before Thee,
Near to the heart of God

There is a place of comfort sweet,
Near to the heart of God;
A place where we our Savior meet,
Near to the heart of God.

There is a place of full release,
Near to the heart of God;
A place where all is joy and peace,
Near to the heart of God.


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