John Driver Legg, 78, of Bethany Beach, Del., and Roanoke, Va., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, surrounded by his loving family, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born Feb. 8, 1941, in Washington, D.C., son of the late Percy and Bessie Legg.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army as an officer for the National Guard. After 37 years, he retired from work as manager of income tax for Norfolk Southern Railroad.
A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Legg his family with all his heart. His family was his biggest joy and happiness. He loved to play golf, and travel around this great country, with many trips to Hawaii and Europe. Growing roses and working in the yard to have the most beautiful lawn was also his passion, and Christmas — how he loved it. Enjoying the beach and picking blueberries was a given.
Legg is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Helgard; sons, Mike and his wife, Karen, and Matt and his wife, Candi; his precious grandchildren, Alyssa, Elli and William Otto; and many extended family members.
A celebration of Legg’s life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at the Cave Spring United Methodist Church, 4505 Hazel Drive, Roanoke, Va. A reception will follow from 3 to 6 p.m. at Hunting Hills Country Club, 5220 Hunting Hills Drive, Roanoke, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to the MERR Institute; 801 Pilottown Rd.; Lewes, DE 19958 (or www.merrinstitute.org). Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.