SHELBY - William "Bill" Leigh, 87, of Shelby, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. A native of Cleveland County, he was born Feb. 23, 1927, son of the late Martin Whitimore and Canses Lee Harmon Leigh. He was a WWII veteran.
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In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one son, Coach Tony Leigh; three brothers, Hubert "Hub" Leigh, Howard Leigh, and Jim Leigh; and three sisters, Liz McDaniel, Lucy Lockridge, and Eva Moss.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Dover Leigh of the home; two daughters, Donna Rose and husband James Smith of Kings Mountain and Linda Leigh Smith and family; one step-daughter, Susie Drewery and husband Tommy; one daughter-in-law, Pam Leigh of Kings Mountain; two sisters, Irene Barnette and Betty Jo Carroll, both of Kings Mountain; four grandchildren, Shane Rose and wife Beth of Raleigh, Andrew "Andy" Leigh and wife Mandy of Dallas, Ashley Leigh of Kings Mountain and Vanessa Bingham; seven great-grand-children, Abigail, Evan and Ana Grace Rose, Morgan and Tatum Leigh, and Chase and Ayden Bingham; one brother-in-law, Lanny Dover and wife Ramona of Minnesota; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation: The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial service: 5 p.m. Sunday at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby Chapel
Officiated by: The Rev. Michael Chambers
Burial: Will be private and at a later date.
Funeral home: Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby is serving the family.
Online condolences: www.claybarnette.com
Published in Shelby Star on Mar. 1, 2014
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