MARCH 21, 1954 –
NOVEMBER 7, 2008
NEW ORLEANS, LA - Rick Leggitt, born March 21, 1954 in Carthage, Missouri, to Ray and Gloria Leggitt, died unexpectedly on November 7, 2008 at 11:30 p.m. at his home in New Orleans, LA. Rick worked at several restaurants on Grand Lake while attending high school in Grove, Oklahoma. After graduating from Grove High School, Rick moved to Tulsa where he owned and operated a bar during the late 70’s
After selling his business he moved to New Orleans, LA. While obtaining degrees in Electronics and Computer Technology, Rick worked in several restaurants and bars in the French Quarter. From 1992 to 1996 he worked for American Medical Response as a Paramedic on the Neo-Natal Transport Team in the New Orleans area. In May of 1996 Rick moved to North Miami Shores, FL where he held a position as Biology Laboratory Manager fro Barry University. In late 1998 Rick moved back to the home of his heart, New Orleans and worked as a restaurant and bar manager for several employers until his death.
His family in New Orleans and his family here will forever miss Rick. Rick is survived by his father, Ray Leggitt of Sarcoxie, MO and three sisters, Victoria Leggitt of Joplin, Dorrian Laughlin and Linda Brasfield of Carthage as well as several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life was held for Rick on November 14, 2008 in New Orleans. A memorial service will be held here in spring.