He was born on January 19, 1924, in Dugger the son of Daniel Leigh and Jenny Wonders Leigh. He was a member of Dugger First Christian Church and the Dugger American Legion Post # 224.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Dorothy Stringer Leigh in 2006, a daughter, Pam Leigh, a brother, Wesley Leigh, and six sisters, Annabelle Leigh, Margarite Kirby, Margie Davidson, Mary Cliver, Hester Thompson, and Norma Jean Smith.
Survivors include his son, Dan Leigh (Tina) of Dugger, a daughter, Brenda Wilkes (Ed) of Dugger, one brother, Jerry Leigh of Linton, four grandchildren, Jeff and Greg Wilkes, and Justin and Taylor Leigh, three great-grandchildren, Gerran, Addison, and Ava Wilkes.
Graveside services will be at 10:00 AM Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Dugger Cemetery. The American Legion of Dugger will perform military graveside rites. Arrangements were entrusted to Newkirk's Funeral Home.