Durward Wilson Leggett

May 5, 1927 - February 28, 2011

05/05/1927 - 02/28/2011

Past Services

Tuesday March 01, 2011
4:00 am - 7:00 pm
Home of Lake and Wilson Leggett
1502 Church Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
Wednesday March 02, 2011
11:00 am
Trinity Episcopal Cemetery
4764 US-258
Scotland Neck, NC 27874

Mr. Durward Wilson Leggett, Sr., age 83 died at his residence on Monday, February 28, 2011. Mr. Leggett was the manager of Columbian Peanut Company/AMD for thirty-five years in Scotland Neck and Elizabethtown, NC. While living in Elizabethtown he was a member of the Kiwanis Club, the Masonic Lodge, the rescue squad and the Baptist church. He was actively involved with the Boy Scouts of America as well. Mr. Leggett continued his civic duties in Scotland Neck, serving as treasurer and board member of Meals on Wheels. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Scotland Neck where he taught children’s Sunday school. He was a member of the Scotland Neck Masonic Lodge#689 and was one of the founding members of the Scotland Neck Jaycees.

Preceding him death are his mother and father; Helen Hilliard Leggett and Ernest Hodges Leggett, Sr.; one sister at birth; two brothers, Ernest H. Leggett, Jr. and Hilliard Montague Leggett.

Survivors include his wife Lake Allsbrook Leggett of the home; three daughters, Helen Lattus and her husband Jerry of Wilmington, NC, Ginny Mauter and her husband Bill of Atlanta, GA and Mary Hodges Ward and her husband Jim of Roanoke Rapids, NC; three sons, Woody Leggett and his wife Debbie of Wilmington, NC, Hilliard Leggett, II of Gaston, NC and Quentin Leggett and his wife Janet of Rocky Mount, NC; four grandchildren, Will, Sean, Jim and Anne Madison Leggett; two great grandchildren, Ella and Caid Leggett; a first cousin, Helen Hilliard Johnson of Deland, FL. Also surviving is Mr. Leggett’s little dog Molly.

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12 years ago


Karen Campbell
12 years ago

Prayers up and positive thoughts for your family. Mr. Leggett and his family were (and still are) very special to the people of Elizabethtown, NC. Good memories. Good times.

Charlene May
12 years ago

Sending my sincere condolences to you all. I just learned of the passing of Mr Leggett. He was one of the nicest men I have ever had the please of knowing. God Bless you all

Robert and Jane Therrien
12 years ago

Our Sincere Condolences – we will keep your Dad and your family in our prayers.

Wish we could be with you at this very difficult time.

Catherine Hodges
12 years ago

Helen and family,

Please accept my condolences! I know that you will miss your father immensely, but it is so comforting to know that he is with our Lord and Savior and that we will all be together some day. May you find peace and comfort in your time of grief.

Love and many prayers,

Cathie Taylor Hodges

Wanda Lewis
12 years ago

My prayers and thoughts are with you and the family; still such a “lovely” man! I know you will miss him terribly until that glad homecoming!

Rene' Madison
12 years ago

Prayers of strength and encouragement as you celebrate the life of your loved one; love him on earth and beyond. May his memory be eternal.

Rene’ Madison

teresa warner
12 years ago

With Deepest Sympathy for such a great loss in the Leggett Family.

Much Peace to All,

Sarah, Jack, Teresa and Ronnie Warner

Sarah Sykes
12 years ago

To all the Leggetts,

My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. My most favorite thought when I think of Wilson is his smile. You could be having the worst day of your life and see his smile and you had to smile back. It would change your whole day. God Bless You all. Love, Sarah