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John “Cowboy “ Earl Leggett

John Leggett

John “Cowboy” Earl Leggett
1941 – 2016

John “Cowboy “ Earl Leggett,74, of Keokuk, died Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, IA.

He was born on March 27, 1941 in Keokuk, the son of Frederick and Daisy Leggett.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and served as a paratrooper.

John had been employed as a Union Iron Worker for Local 263 in Dallas, TX from 1967 – 1979. From 1979 – 2001 John worked out of Local # 577 in Burlington, IA. His work took him to places all over the United States. He retired in 2001, but occasionally came out of retirement for a job where he was needed.

He loved his family and they were very important to him. John had a passion for Harley Davidson Panheads. He loved his motorcycle lifestyle and loved his union and biker brothers.

He was a member of the American Legion Post #41 in Keokuk.

John is survived by his mother, Daisy Leggett of Keokuk, two daughters, Angie Cash and Lis Barbour both of Colorado, one son, Steve Leggett of Keokuk, two grandchildren, Cody (Lindsay) and Chanc Leggett, two great-grandchildren, Alice and Gabrial Leggett, and one sister, Carolyn Leggett of Keokuk .
He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk with Pastor Dan Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery in Keokuk.

Visitation will be held from 3 – 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk with the family meeting with friends at that time.

Memorials may be made to the Calvary Foursquare Church or the Heritage Center in Keokuk.

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