Daniel “Danny”, “Pop Pop” Leggett, Sr.,75, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 15, 2021.
He was preceded in death by wives Elizabeth Fox Leggett and Brenda Sutton Leggett; parents Mary Frances Leggett and Julius Earl Leggett, Sr.; brothers JE Leggett, Jr., Curtis Leggett and Tracy Leggett; sister Susan L. Williams; and nephew Sgt. David Blake Williams.
He is survived by his son, Daniel Leggett, Jr. and Janet Webb; their children Kyle Leggett, Chase Leggett, Clay Webb, Lauren and Kelly Mintz; great-grandchildren, Grace Lynn Webb and Matthew Mintz; brother Richard Leggett; nieces, Marybeth Zuker, Cristy Leggett, Amanda Leggett Whitt and Briana Leggett Woods; nephew, Christopher Leggett.
Also survived by Melanie and Bruce Thompkins, of Tarboro, their children Robert Thompkins, Jacob Thompkins and Sara Thompkins Yelton (Jacob); Michelle and Guy Vick.
Danny graduated from Tarboro High School in 1964. Where he was a member of the varsity football team. After high school he joined the U.S. Air Force and served in Vietnam. His first job was at Maytag Aircraft Corporation in Petersonfield, Colorado. He then transferred to Lockheed Martin Aircraft in Marietia, GA. After working there, he decided to come home and took a position at Black & Decker Mfg. in Tarboro. After they closed, he went to work at Bridgestone/Firestone in Wilson, NC where he retired from in 2010. He grew many friendships at Firestone and was known by his co-workers as “The Mayor” and he referred to them as “a bunch of Yo-Yo’s”.
He loved spending time with family, especially his grandkids. Whether it was traveling or racing go-carts he enjoyed every moment spent with family. One of Danny’s early loves was his 1969 Camaro, which he handled with tender care. Some of his passions were hunting and fishing. With many accomplishments in fishing, one of his most unique opportunities became when he represented the state of NC in the Southern Division of the Bass Federation. If he finished highest in the Southern Division, he would have earned a chance to participate in the Bass Master Classic. This is every Bass fisherman’s dream. Throughout his journeys fishing, he won boats, trophies, and cash prizes. However, he was most known for being able to catch a big fish “Lunker” in tournaments fishing by himself while other boats would have two participants. For those who knew Danny and his curious ways, you know why he fished alone; it had to be his charming personality!
We love you Pop and will miss you dearly-
A visitation to celebrate the life of Daniel Lewis Leggett, Sr. will be held on Thursday night from 6:00-8:00 PM at Carlisle Funeral Home.
Online condolences can be made at www.carlislefuneralhome.com.
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