Jack Marvin Leggett

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Retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant and longtime Alaskan Jack Marvin Leggett, 84, passed away at the Central Peninsula Hospital, Soldotna, Alaska with his wife, Karen and family, Cindy, Chelsey and Lexi, by his side on July 1, 2018.

Born and raised near Ruston, Louisiana, young Jack first joined the Army National Guard of Louisiana to serve his country and state. Next, he enlisted with the United States Air Force committing to over 25 years of service which took him to Vietnam, Kadena, Offutt and Alaska.

Retiring in 1975 and having been stationed in Alaska, he made his retirement home in Anchorage and went to work for Public Health Services. In his later years, he and a few of friends started a small business called Titan Electric. As life has many changes for one and the fact that Jack loved to fish, he moved to the Soldotna. Employment with the Kenai Peninsula Borough and the Wildwood Correctional Center provided additional funds for enjoyment of life on the peninsula. Several years later and entering into the "golden years," Jack and Karen decided to become official "snowbirds" and did so for 24 years. Their travels lead them to winter in the RV communities of Sand Point, Arizona and Black Meadow, California. Those wintering months were packed with fond memories and the fortunate opportunities to make everlasting friendships. Always returning home to Alaska in early summer, via the Alcan highway, it brought them back to their beloved family and friends for an exciting frenzy of fishing salmon and halibut and quilting galore.

Jack leaves behind his wife of 22 years, Karen Leggett; his son, Rick Leggett, and his sons and daughter and family, Aaron Leggett and wife Shyann, Adam Leggett and his son Aiden, and daughter, Angela Racett and husband, Rich and their son, Miles; his stepdaughters, Lynette Mohr and husband Chuck, Jenice Gardner and her son, Wesley and his son Gavin and daughter Kaylee and children, and Cindy Hall and husband, Mark and daughters, Miranda Crouch and husband Michael and their son Leo, Chelsey Lile and her daughter, Alexis "Lexi" who was the apple of Grumpy's (Jack) eye.

Jack is preceded in death by his father, Emmitt S. Leggett and mother, Ora Griffin Leggett; sisters Valeen and Claudine; and first wife, Bonnie Leggett.

A military dedication will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Soldotna Community Memorial Park Veterans Area, Soldotna, with a celebration of life potluck starting 4 p.m. at the American Legion Post 20, Kenai. All who knew and loved Jack are invited to the dedication and celebration of life.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be directed to our local American Legion Post 20, 902 Cook Dr., Kenai, AK. 99611, VFW Post 10046, 134 N. Birch, Soldotna, AK or Amvets Post 4, 42126 Kalifornsky, Soldotna, AK.
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Peninsula Memorial Chapel
5839 Kenai Spur Hwy.
Kenai, AK 99611
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Published in The Peninsula Clarion on July 8, 2018
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