Willis E. Leggett Sr., 88

January 28, 2011
  • Leggett

JAN. 26, 1923-JAN. 27, 2011

Willis E. "Red" Leggett Sr., 88, of Boonsboro, Md., died suddenly on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at the Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md.

Born on Jan. 26, 1923, he was the son of the late Clarence S. and Sallie E. (Swope) Leggett Sr. His wife, Nettie Pearl (McCauley) Leggett, preceded him in death in 2004.

Mr. Leggett retired in 1995 after 53 years with the Beachley Furniture Co. in Hagerstown, where he began as an employee in the mill room,  later worked as a pattern maker and was promoted to the position of foreman.

Red was an avid musician with a strong love for the guitar and was the bandleader for the Noveltones. He was also a member of the Purple Martin Conservation Association.

He is survived by his children, Willis E. Leggett Jr. and and his wife, Mary-Ann, of Hagerstown, Gary L. Leggett and his wife, Sandy, of  Sharpsburg, Md.; Lonnie K. Leggett and his fiance, Karen, of Boonsboro, Debra S. MacDonald and her fiance, Joe, of Waynesboro, Pa., Joseph D. Leggett and his wife, Mary, of Boonsboro, Jeffrey L. Leggett and his wife, Krista, of Boonsboro, Donovan D. Leggett and his wife, Cheryl, of Aspers, Pa. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr. Leggett was preceded in death by his two sisters, Elvia Crum and Marguerite Gross; two brothers, Charles E. Leggett and Clarence A. Leggett Jr.; and his grandson, Aaron Lynn Leggett.

A funeral ceremony will be held at noon on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at the Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Dr. Larry Aikens will officiate. Burial will follow at the Boonsboro Cemetery.

Friends are invited to visit at the funeral home beginning at noon on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, where the family will be present to receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Boonsboro Ambulance and Rescue Service, Inc., Post Office Box 7, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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