W. Anthony Leggett
Bishop W. Anthony Leggett, 50, of Springfield, died at 3:15 am, Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at St. John’s Hospice. He was born June 22, 1964 in Fayetteville, NC to William Floyd and Mary Lillie McIntyre Leggett. He married Cecilia R. Herrera on January 14, 2011. His parents preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Cecilia; three aunts, Jeanette Sessions of Mount Holly, NJ, Joyce Wimbish of Fayetteville, NC and Ora Ward of Fort Worth, TX; two sisters, Belinda McNeill of New York, NY and Iris McQueen of Fayetteville, NC.
Anthony served with the Illinois Department of Corrections for over 20 years. He worked as a corrections officer at the Western Illinois Correctional Center in Mt. Sterling and the Illinois Youth Center in Murphysboro. Anthony served at the end of his career as a Staff Development Specialist (Instructor) for the Corrections Academy in Springfield. He was the statewide corrections Honor Guard Coordinator for over 15 years and also served as a board member for the Illinois Corrections Employee Memorial Association and the Illinois Corrections Springfield Employee Benefit Fund. Anthony was an Army Veteran serving in the Desert Storm Era.
Anthony was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Anthony enjoyed mentoring young people, Southern style cooking, playing racquet ball, interior design and crafts.
Visitation: 4–7 pm, Friday, January 23, 2015 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Funeral Service: 3 pm, Saturday, January 24, 2015 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Fiore Belmonte officiating.
Burial: 12 noon on Monday, January 26, 2015 at Camp Butler National Cemetery where Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail will conduct military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fearless Leggett Donation Account C/O US Bank