William Anthony Leggett

William Anthony Leggett

Birth
Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
Death 21 Jan 2015 (aged 50)
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Plot R- 410
Memorial ID 141645759 · View Source
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Bishop W. Anthony Leggett, 50, of Springfield, died at 3:15 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at St. John's Hospice.

He was born June 22, 1964 in Fayetteville, N.C., to William Floyd and Mary Lillie McIntyre Leggett. He married Cecilia R. Herrera on Jan. 14, 2011.

His parents preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Cecilia; three aunts, Jeanette , Joyce and Ora; two sisters, Belinda and Iris

Anthony served with the Illinois Dept. of Corrections for over 20 years. He worked as a corrections officer at the Western Illinois Correctional Center in Mt. Sterling and the Illinois Youth Center in Murphysboro. Anthony served at the end of his career as a Staff Development Specialist (Instructor) for the Corrections Academy in Springfield. He was the statewide corrections Honor Guard Coordinator for over 15 years and also served as a board member for the Illinois Corrections Employee Memorial Association and the Illinois Corrections Springfield Employee Benefit Fund. Anthony was an Army Veteran serving in the Desert Storm era.

Anthony was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Anthony enjoyed mentoring young people, Southern style cooking, playing racquetball, interior design and crafts.

Camp Butler National Cemetery where the Inter-Veterans Burial Detail Sangamon County will conduct military honors.

Published in The State Journal-Register from Jan. 22 to Jan. 23, 2015


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  • Created by: Jean S
  • Added: 21 Jan 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 141645759
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Anthony Leggett (22 Jun 1964–21 Jan 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 141645759, citing Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Jean S (contributor 46844283) .