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June 19, 2020 · OPINION

A good citizen’s life and service to community

James F. Legg Jr.
By Thommy Tolson
The Plains

Our community lost a pearl of a man early last week. Those who knew Mr. James Legg know what a good-hearted, generous and community-oriented man he was.

Over the years he committed a big chunk of time to the community and to causes and people who needed help the most through his participation with several service organizations as well as serving on the Warrenton Town Council and Warrenton Planning Commission.

His work ethic was exceeded only by his can-do attitude and approach to everything and his love of family.

He was one of the last few true Virginia Gentlemen. I don’t mean in the aristocratic way, but a Virginian by birth and a gentleman through and through, by nature

Jim was as even-keeled a person as I’ve known, and he had an easy smile for all he encountered. He was an unassuming, kindly man and wouldn’t want anyone talking too much about his service to community. A humble, gentle giant of a man he was.

Jim was kind of a rock of stability about whom one could let themselves believe he may live forever, when alas we know that doesn’t happen. Not in this life, on this earth, as we know it anyway.

We will miss this man dearly, but we must bid a fond and sorrowful farewell to him as he has “changed his address to Heaven.”

His beloved wife, Joyce, children Debbie and Jim, grandkids and great grandchildren will have a huge void in their lives for some time to come, as will many who knew him. May it be swiftly filled with the many memories of time spent with this man.

Rest in peace, James Franklin Legg Jr. Ya done good.
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ThommyT · June 29, 2020 at 5:17 pm
fauquierflash, I realized after I submitted the letter that I had left out a biggie, his love for country. He was a proud US citizen and American. Let's Roll struck a chord deep in him.
fauquierflash · June 24, 2020 at 3:51 pm
Well said Tommy. He was a wonderful family man and great American. Fauquier County will miss Mr. Legg for sure. "He done good"
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