Douglas Fay Leggett, 71

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Douglas Fay Leggett, 71, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at his home in West Branch surrounded by his loved ones.

Doug was born Sept. 30, 1945 in Monticello, Iowa the son of Stuart and Frances (Pritchard) Leggett. He was a graduate of Monticello High School in 1963. On Feb. 16, 1991 he was united in marriage to Jacqueline (Jackie)  Forbes at the Danforth Chapel in Iowa City.

He had been employed at the creamery, transporting prisoners from the Anamosa Penitentiary, farmed north of Monticello, custom hay bailing  and raising cattle and hogs. Was an owner/operator of a semi delivering freight all over the United States, in 2008 he sold his truck and drove for STS transportation where he retired in 2014.

Doug enjoyed coffee at Casey's in the morning, spending time at the casino, mowing his yard, walking Snoozie and Koko and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife Jackie Leggett; children: Todd (Rita) Catlett, Kim (Gerald) Shepherd, Diane (Mike) Weber, Jonathan Leggett and Jennifer (Chuck) Carley. Mother Frances Leggett; sisters: Dixie Weber and Barb (Denny) Paulson. Grandchildren: Amanda (Justin) Cooper, Steven Catlett, Zachary Weber, Alison Weber, Kyle Weber, Kaylynn Stein, Jeff Jacobs, Ryan Shepherd, Corri Shepherd, Stacie (Brent) Teel, Joshua (Jolene) Grau. Great grandchildren: Kinsley, Brantlee, Sofia, Riley, Zaelyn, Damien,  Dircks, Claudia and Arianna. He was preceded in death by his father Stuart, father and mother in-law: Leroy and Virginia Forbes and his very special Uncle Eddy Brunscheen.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in West Branch.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. Online condolences may be made to the family at The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch is in charge of arrangements.
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