Brother Jerry Leggett, 80, of Union City went home to be with the Lord 12:45 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2019, at his home.
Funeral services were to be held 2 p.m. today at Second Baptist Church in Union City. Pastor Justin Hiens and Brother Eddie Mallonee were to officiate. Burial was to follow in East View Cemetery.
Visitation was to be held from 5-8 p.m. Sunday and from noon until the hour of services today at the church.
Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were to be Kent Patterson, Trent Patterson, Will Keiser, Mack Forrester, Royce Morgan, Sam Stephens, Curtis McLendon and Marty Lannom.
Honorary pallbearers were to be members of the Joe Wheat Sunday School Class.
He was born May 12, 1939, in Tiptonville, son of the late Woodrow and Mattie Lou (Warren) Leggett. He married Brenda (Mayo) Leggett Dec. 14, 1961. She survives.
Jerry grew up in Lake County, where he helped his father farm. He served his country in the Tennessee National Guard and the U.S. Navy. He had been a banker at Farmers Union Bank in Ripley and served as president of Reelfoot Bank in Hornbeak.
Jerry had also been a car dealer prior to God calling him to the ministry in 1978. Brother Jerry began his ministry as youth director of Second Baptist Church. He went on to serve as founding pastor of Lake Road Baptist Church near Union City in 1988 as a church plant of Second Baptist Church.
Brother Jerry became director of pastoral care for Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City and Huntingdon from January 1988 to May 2008. He served as associate minister of Second Baptist Church from May 2008 until April 2013.
Jerry was a former member of the Union City Jaycees, where he helped with Chimes for Charity for several years. He was former president of Helping Hand Ministry in Union City, had been a Sunday School teacher, led grief counseling classes and served on numerous mission trips.
He was a member of Second Baptist Church, where he had also served as a deacon and was a member of the Joe Wheat Sunday School Class. Jerry loved God, his wife, sons and grandchildren.
He is also survived by two sons, Thomas Jerry “Tommy” Leggett Jr. (Cathy) of Fargo, N.D., and Tracy Mayo Leggett (Missy) of Union City; and two grandchildren, Alexander Thomas “Alex” Leggett and Bayle Elizabeth Leggett, both of Union City.
He was also preceded in death by his infant grandson, Nicholas James Leggett; and two brothers, Jackie Joe Leggett, who died at birth, and Danny Ray Leggett.
Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to Second Baptist Church Building Fund, 831 North Everett Blvd., Union City, TN 38261 or Obion County Hometown Walk of Hope, P.O. Box 482, Union City, TN 38281.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.emfuneralhome.com.