Freddie McCoy Leggett, 73, of Penrose, passed away peacefully on Friday July 27th, 2018 in his home surrounded by his family. Freddie was born August 8th, 1944 in Robersonville, North Carolina, 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, sister Deanna Whitley, sister Shelby Whitaker, and sister Jeannette Wynne.
Freddie graduated from Robersonville high school and continued his education at University of South Florida. He proudly served in the United States Navy for 4 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 scout master for cub scouts, coached multiple years of soccer, served as a soccer referee, served as Santa's assistant, served on the child care board in support of his wife Janet Leggett and was the president of the Hillsborough county volunteer fire department. He lived in Tampa, Florida for many years and resided to the beautiful mountains of Brevard North Carolina. He loved sitting on his porch watching humming birds 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, 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; Daughter in laws 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 2:00 pm on Tuesday July 31st in the chapel of Western Carolina Veterans Cemetery 962 Old US Hwy 70, Black Mountain, NC, 28711.
July 31, 2018