Charles “Charlie” Edward Leggett

Charles “Charlie” Edward Leggett, 85, of Cameron, Missouri returned to his heavenly home on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Northcare Hospice, at North Kansas City Hospital. Visitation will be held from 5:00PM-6:00PM, with a memorial service immediately following on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the Platte City United Methodist Church in Platte City, Missouri. Charlie will be buried in Deland, Florida next to his wife, Dixie.

Charlie was born on December 2, 1932 in Blackshears, Georgia to the late Catherine Leggett and Connie Miller. He started his service in the United States Air Force in 1952. He was honorably discharged from the 84th Fighter Interceptor Squadron out of Hamilton Air Force Base (California) in 1956. He married the love of his life, Evlyn “Dixie” Leggett on June 17, 1958 and helped raise their four children with patience, discipline and humility. His career as a circulation director led the family from Florida to Missouri where Charlie and Dixie lived the remainder of their lives. He was blessed with a life full of love for family, friends and most importantly, his faith in Jesus Christ. Charlie was actively involved in church development and a true example of commitment to faith through tithing and service. He was very proud to be a veteran of the United States Armed Services, and devotion to his country was present every day of his life.

Charlie was a true companion to everyone he met. Whether you knew him or not, his charming personality and sense of humor could lighten a room. His genuine interest in others and commitment to those he loved made evident his faith in a loving and unfailing God. Charlie’s belief in salvation through Jesus Christ and eternal rest gave him a calming joy through the last two weeks of his life. He was at peace knowing he was on “his final mission” to his heavenly home.

Charlie is preceded in death by his wife of over 54 years, Evlyn “Dixie” Leggett; his parents, Catherine Leggett and Connie Miller; and his daughter, Rana Causey of Jacksonville, Florida. He is survived by his daughters Joy Smith and Kim (Bob) Coman and his son, Mark (Missy) Leggett. He is also survived by many grandchildren: Holly (Tommy) Gonwa, Kelly (Lee) Welfel, Danielle (Kyle) Bishop, Samantha Leggett, Alexis Leggett (fiancè Tyler Bodenstab), Jackson Leggett, Katherine (Ryan) Taney, Kristina Coman, Robbie Coman; and great-grandchildren: Madison Taney, Sloane Gonwa, Dylan Welfel, Hudson Welfel, Brodie Bishop.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that contributions be made in Charlie’s name to either the Platte City United Methodist Church or Mary Immaculate Catholic Church (Gallatin, Missouri).



  1. Linda Allen on January 11, 2018 at 9:24 am

    Charlie as a dear sweet man. Loved sharing a pew with him at Kidder Methodist. Hugs to all your family. Thanks for letting us know about his service. Linda & Jon

  2. Diane $ on January 11, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Sending prayers, love and sympathy to the families.

    Rick and Diane Potter

  3. Connie Ragle on January 12, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    I feel so blessed to have known Charlie…so absolutely thankful God put him on my path in life! As much as I will miss him here, the fact that he is back with Dixie puts my heart at peace. “Till I see you again…Big hugs, my friend!” Connie Ragle – Cobblestone Family Health!

  4. Mel on January 13, 2018 at 7:05 am

    I forgot to tell you You are my Hero!!!!!! You fulfilled your last mission and I am blessed by your gift u promised me!! Got it!!!!
    Love ya forever

  5. Sally Zerbe on January 15, 2018 at 8:47 am

    I never really knew Charlie personally, but have known Mark and Missy for many years. My heart goes out to you for your loss. Prayers for you and all your family.
    Sally Zerbe

  6. Aaron S. Mort on January 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    My thoughts and prayers to the Leggett family.

  7. Julie Hoffman on January 19, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Charlie worked with our capital campaign at Twelve Apostles Catholic Church in Platte City. He was a dear and caring person. It was always a delight to see him. Rest in peace, Charlie.

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