Dezzie Thomas Leggot
Nov. 19, 1932 - Sept. 10, 2021
Dezzie Thomas Leggott passed away peacefully Friday, September 10, 2021. Graveside Services will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 14, at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Charles Dixon officiating. Burial will follow.
Dezzie was born Nov. 19, 1932, in Waco, Texas, to Arthur and Myrtle Leggott. Dezzie was educated at Waco High and then graduated from Baylor University. While serving in the Air Force, he met and married his wife, Cecile. They spent 64 beautiful years together. D.T. went into the cattle business with his brother, Bob Leggott, and loved using his auctioneering talent. He was raised in Austin Avenue Methodist Church, and later joined First Baptist Church Waco. After he retired, he enjoyed ranching and raising cattle. Before losing his hearing, D.T. loved to sing and appreciated music. Another passion of his was watching sports. One of his favorite memories was when he attended the Masters Tournament with his good friend, Earl Bracken. He also loved being a "Pawpaw" to his four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Eleanor Marstaller, and husband, Buster; Bob Leggott and wife, Bobette; and Red Leggott.
He is survived by his wife, Cecile Leggott; daughter, Lynett Holder, and husband, Mark; daughter, Lucy Leggott Screws; granddaughters, Haley Dabney, and husband, Shane, and Taylor Price, and husband, Justin; grandsons, Drake Screws and Paul Holder; great-grandchildren, Emma, Colt, Evie, and Jack; and his nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Waco and Meals on Wheels. Thank you to Sodalis and all of the wonderful caregivers.
The family invites you to leave a message or memory on our "Tribute Wall" at www.WHBfamily.com
Published by Waco Tribune-Herald on Sep. 14, 2021.