H.C. “Sonny” Leigh, 73, also known as “Poppy” of Woodbine, GA passed away at his home on Saturday morning, April 18, 2015.
Sonny was born in St. Petersburg, FL on March 16, 1942, and has resided in Woodbine since 1969. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Cecil and Bettie Leigh of St. Petersburg, FL.
Sonny is survived by his wife of 54 years, M. Carol Leigh, daughter, Cassy Leigh Carter, Kingsland and son Chris (Rhonda) Leigh, Jacksonville, FL; brothers Tim (Ticia) Leigh and Johnny Leigh of St. Petersburg, FL; eight grandchildren, Brett, Megan, and Lauren Carter of Camden County, James Leigh, Heather Myers, Kristen Smith, Ashley Moore, Lindsey Thornton and four great-grandchildren all Jacksonville, FL.
Sonny worked at 1st Federal Savings & Loan and General Telephone in St. Petersburg before moving to Woodbine 1969 where he was manager of Horne’s Restaurant. He worked for Union Camp Wood Yard and the Woodbine Police Department for a number of years. He also worked security at Kings Bay Naval Base. He later owned and operated Pampered Pets Resort in St. Marys. He enjoyed traveling and took many cross country trips and cruises with family and friends. He loved his pets and enjoyed keeping his yard mowed.
A Celebration of Sonny’s Life will be held at 5pm on Friday, April 24th, 2015 at Allison Memorial Chapel, 10141 Colerain Road, St. Marys, GA.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or your local animal rescue shelter.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.