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Freddie McCoy Leggett


July 30, 2018

Freddie McCoy Leggett

Freddie McCoy Leggett, 73, of Penrose, passed away peacefully Friday, July 27, 2018, in his home surrounded by his family.

He was born Aug. 8, 1944, in Robersonville, N.C. He was the son of the late Silas McCoy and Elsie Lee Bullock Leggett. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy Leggett, and sisters, Deanna Whitley, Shelby Whitaker and Jeannette Wynne. He graduated from Robersonville High School and continued his education at the University of South Florida.

He proudly served in the United States Navy for four years throughout the Vietnam War, earning a Purple Heart, and later retired from CSX Railroad Company.

He was not only proud to serve in the United States Navy, but he also was the assistant scoutmaster for Cub Scouts, coached multiple years of soccer, served as a soccer referee, served as Santa's assistant, served on the childcare board in support of his wife, Janet Leggett, and was the president of the Hillsborough County Volunteer Fire Department.

He lived in Tampa, Fla., for many years before moving to the beautiful mountains of Brevard.

He loved sitting on his porch watching hummingbirds and drinking his morning cup of black coffee, yelling at bicyclist riding down the busy mountain roads, wondering throughout his Gnome garden and making friends with anyone he passed.

To all family members he was a fun, loving and high-spirited individual who will be dearly loved and missed.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Janet W. Leggett; children, Michael Leggett, Rocky Leggett and Traci Mestas; daughters-in-law, Claudia Cermeli and Angie Leggett; son-in-law, Michael Mestas; grandchildren, Maloy Leggett, Kara Mestas, Kaylee Mestas, Haven Leggett, and Zachary Leggett; brothers, Robert D. Leggett and Danny Leggett; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Military rites will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in the chapel of Western Carolina Veterans Cemetery, 962 Old U.S. Hwy 70, Black Mountain, NC, 28711.

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Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations is caring for the family.


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