Jackie A. Leeg, 90, of Robards, Kentucky, went to be with his loving mother, Roberta, on Sunday, August 29, 2021.
Known as Jackie, Mountain Man, or Rusty, he was born and raised in Niagara, Kentucky.
Jackie enjoyed hunting, fishing, and any type of carpentry work. He truly enjoyed making his own furniture for his beautiful log cabin that he had built with his own two hands. Jackie served his country by enlisting in the U.S. Air Force at the age of 21. He was stationed at St. John’s Newfoundland where he had worked on the T3 iceberg known as the Drift Station.
He worked at Whirlpool Evansville, Peerless Pottery of Evansville, and owned a Barbecue restaurant and Fish-market in Henderson, Kentucky.
When Jackie wasn’t working, he was enjoying countless hours on the Green River fishing for catfish and singing Hank Williams songs. Jackie also enjoyed spending time with family and friends telling endless hours of stories that would take you on adventures through his childhood, The Nut-fry he held for years, and many other stories in his home on Niagara Lake.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Samson and Roberta Gish Leeg; five sisters, Opal Leeg, Syble Burdon, Rose Nance, Gerry Remke, and Hattie Pollack; and one brother, C.B. Leeg.
The sole remaining surviving sibling is his baby sister, Nancy Leeg Jankowski of San Diego, California; and nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 4, 2021, at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. Burial will be in Gish Family Cemetery in Niagara, Kentucky.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be John Culler, Terry Harman, Catfish Hutchins, Danny Wood, Allen Potter, Joe Weworski, and Jeff Polivick.
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