Richard Leigh

Richard "Dick" Eugene Leigh, Jr., M.D. peacefully passed from this life on Saturday, the 18th of May 2013, at the age of 95.
Dr. Leigh was born in Houston, Texas on the 15th of February 1918, to Richard Eugene Leigh, Sr. and Inez Proctor Leigh. He graduated from San Jacinto High School in 1935, received his B.A. from Rice Institute in 1939, and his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Texas Medical School in Galveston in 1942. He completed his post-graduate work in Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Leigh entered into the private practice of Ophthalmology in 1951, in Houston, Texas, and later expanded his practice to Bellville, Texas before his retirement in 1995.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Thelma Williams Leigh, daughters Theresa Anne Leigh and Ailene Leigh Devine (Guy A. Devine, M.D., Victoria), grandchildren Leigh Fleming Devine and Neely Proctor Devine and great-granddaughter Emily. He is preceded in death by his son James Barry Leigh (Vicki Leigh) and grandson, Robert John Leigh.
The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to Terry Shupak, Nicole Mitchell, Tera Steele and Don Bosse, M.D.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Bleiblerville Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 151, Bleiblerville, Texas 78931, or a .
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Published in Houston Chronicle on May 29, 2013