Thomas Leroy Leggett, Jr., passed away May 7, 2019 in Flagstaff, Arizona surrounded by family.
Thomas was born September 26, 1921 in Drew, Mississippi to Thomas Leroy Leggett, Sr. and Ethel Laura Finley. In 1940, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and worked as a Park Guide at Vicksburg National Cemetery. In 1942 he joined the Army Air Corps and became a Corporal. He trained as an airplane mechanic, specializing in gunnery. He helped build gunnery schools and train flight crews. In November 1945 he was honorably discharged. After WWII he began a career driving for Santa Fe Trailways, which later became Continental Trailways. He was a loyal, dedicated driver for over 45 years, driving in New Mexico, California, Arizona and Utah. He married Luella Jean Thompson in 1963 and they lived in Phoenix, Arizona. In 1965, they moved to Flagstaff to raise their family.
Thomas was a beloved son, husband, father and grandfather. He is preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and four brothers. He is survived by his wife, his sister, Sue Raines, his children, Douglas Todd Leggett, Bradley Thomas Leggett, Carolyn Sue Frey and Alexa Ann Davis, his 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 24, 2019 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Stake Center at 11:00 a.m. with visitation at 10:00-10:50 a.m. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Citizen’s Cemetery in Flagstaff, Arizona. Memories and condolences maybe shared with family directly or online at www.norvelowensmortuary.com