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Jerry G. Leggett

Jerry G. Leggett, age 92, of Perrysville died Tuesday May 24, 2011, at his home.

Born April 9, 1919, in Perry Twp, Carroll Co., he was a son of the late Frank and Nannie Davis Leggett.

His late grandparents, Glenn and Mansfield Leggett, were a special part of his life growing up and he worked on their farm. He graduated from Perrysville High in 1937 and took a carpenter job with Brice Tripp. He and Brice built the house he was able to reside in until his death. Next he drove bulk milk truck at Spahn's Dairy in Steubenville, saving enough money to start his own bulk milk hauling business, which he ran for around 35 years, retiring in 1989. He was a sexton at Perrysville Cemetery. He and his wife Mildred owned and operated Mil-Jer Farms where they raised Black Angus cattle. Jerry was a lifelong member of Perrysville United Methodist Church and the last living charter member of Dining Fork Ruritans. During his 50 years in the club he served as a past president, secretary and treasurer. He was a former member of the Perrysville VFD, Cattleman's Assoc. and Farm Bureau.  

He is survived by his wife, Mildred Butterfield Leggett, whom he married Feb. 14, 1946; a daughter, Connie Leggett, who currently resides at home; a son, Vance (Sandy) Leggett of Perrysville; grandchildren, Julie Leggett and Michael (Miranda) Leggett; sisters, Phyllis Carpenter, Wilda Rice and Velma (Bob) Smalley of Coshocton, Jean Newton of Sun City, AZ, and June Baker of Massillon and a brother, Bill Leggett of Toronto.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Harold Leggett.

Services will be held Saturday, May 28 at 11 a.m. in Perrysville United Methodist Church with Rev. Henry Mooney officiating. Burial will follow in Perrysville Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Koch Funeral Home, Scio and Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Perrysville United Methodist Church c/o Paul Logan 17 Amsterdam Rd., Scio 43988 or Community Hospice 1040 Trump Rd., Carrollton, 44615.

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