In memory of
Robert M. Leffew
Robert M. Leffew, 74 Robert M. Leffew, age 74, passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at the Gordon Hospice House in Statesville, NC after a short battle with brain cancer. He was the loving, devoted husband of Sara Joan Stanfield Leffew, his wife of 55 years. Born in Portsmouth, Virginia on May 29, 1942, he was preceded in death by his parents, James Howard Leffew and Oliva Louise Leffew and brother Howard James Leffew II. Bob was a 1960 graduate of Granby High School where he played football receiving several area awards, was a state champion wrestler under the late Coach Billy Martin and lettered in track. In 1964 he graduated from Virginia Tech. Upon graduation, Bob served his country as an officer in the USMC and commanded his soldiers during the Vietnam War. After four years of active duty, Bob continued to stay in the reserves for a total of 28 years serving in the Marines, Army and National Guard. Bob worked at Chicago Bridge and Iron 11 years living in Delaware and later in Oak Brook, IL at the home office. In 1979, Bob made a career change, after earning a master's degree in Christian administration from Bob Jones University serving as the administrator of several private schools for the next 35 years; the most recent being Faith Christian School in Lafayette, Indiana where he served for 18 years. In 2014, Bob and his wife, who worked alongside him for those 35 years, retired and moved to Mooresville, NC where their youngest son and his family live. Bob and Joan joined Life Fellowship Church and became very involved. He joined the Mooresville Senior Tennis Team and played golf as often as he could. His favorite thing was to be with his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Sara Joan Leffew; daughter, Michelle Leffew Rehn and her husband John; and two sons, Bob Leffew Jr. and Jon Leffew and his wife Gretchen. He is also survived by his 9 loving grandsons: Tyler Rehn and his wife Ashley, Travis Rehn, Connor Rehn; Bobby Leffew III, and his wife Randi Lyndsey, Brandon Leffew, Brady Leffew, Bryce Leffew; Jake Leffew and Clay Leffew; and one great grand-child, Maddox Rehn. He is also survived by his younger brother Thomas Carlton Leffew. A memorial and celebration of his life will be held at Faith Church in Lafayette, Indiana on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. 5526 SR 26 E, Lafayette, IN 47905. The service will be live streamed http://www.faithlafayette.org/church/live . In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that a donation be given to Faith Christian School, 5526 SR26 E, Lafayette, IN 47905
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