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Robert "Ford" Legg

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Robert "Ford" Legg

WAVERLY: Robert "Ford" Legg, 91, of Waverly, Ohio passed away Friday, April 25, 2014 at the Adena-Pike Medical Center in Waverly.

He was born on March 24, 1923 in Pike County, Ohio son of the late William Irvin Legg and Lillie (Blankenship) Legg. He was united in marriage to Rosetta Legg for 64 years.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters Loretta Legg of Hilliard, Ohio and Cynthia (Nelson) Moorhead of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; two grandchildren Christina (Josh) Riley and Daniel Moorhead, one great-granddaughter Kaylee Riley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was proceeded in death by his parents and 12 brothers and sisters, Mildred (Charles) Mechlin, James (Dessie) Legg, Marie (Harley) Williams, Myrtle (Henry) Snyder, Arie (Wesley) Matthews, John Legg, Montford (Eloise) Legg, Isa (Heber) Stockham, Andrew Wood (Bee) Legg, Kathryn (William) Mullens, Donald (Jewel) Legg, and Dorothy (John) Skluzscek.

Ford, while a resident of Pike County most of his life, was a former resident of Dogwood Ridge in Wheelersburg, Ohio and Springfield, Ohio where he worked at the Wickham Piano Plate Company. He was called back to work at the Goodyear Atomic Corporation in 1968 and stayed there until his retirement in 1984. An Army veteran of WWII. Ford enjoyed woodworking, refinishing furniture and even quilted for a while. But his biggest passion was for genealogy and his compilation of the "Lewis Legg Ancestry Book" was very popular among his extended family.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday April 30, 2014 at the Botkin Hornback Funeral Home at 314 East North Street, Waverly, OH 45690. Burial will follow at Mound Cemetery in Piketon, Ohio. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday April 29 and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the or to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.

Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on Apr. 28, 2014
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