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Jerry Jerome Herman Leigh, Sr.

January 27, 1937 — May 25, 2022


Jerry Jerome Herman Leigh, Sr.


Jerry Leigh, Sr.



Gastonia – Jerome “Jerry” Herman Leigh, Sr., 85, passed away May 25, 2022, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Cleveland County on January 27, 1937, to the late Theodore Joseph Leigh and Willard Bridges. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Bobby, Wilbur, and Glenn, and his sisters, Shirley and Rachel. Jerry retired from Crowder Construction Company after 33 years of dedicated service.

Left to cherish Jerry’s memory is his loving wife of 56 years, Evelyn McDonald Leigh; sons, Jerome H. Leigh, Jr., and Michael G. Leigh (Rebekah Leigh); daughters, Crystal L. Parker (Gary Richard Parker), Marnita L. Causby (David Todd Causby), Lynn L. Lopez (Gustavo Lopez-Echeverry), Sharon Ballard Wilkinson (Jeffrey Wilkinson); sister, Betty L. Cable; and 11 grandchildren.  

A Celebration of Life Service 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2022 at Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home with Rev. Phil McCoy officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  Interment will follow at Hollywood Cemetery.

Pallbearers’ will be Michael Leigh, Jerome Leigh, Jr., Landon Leigh, Dawson Leigh, David Causby and Riley Causby.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice PO Box 3984, Gastonia, NC  28054 or Providence Presbyterian Church, 2850 Union Road, Gastonia, NC  28054

Condolences may be made to

Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia 704-864-5144 is serving the Family.





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Funeral Service

Saturday, May 28, 2022

2:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Withers & Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation

2916 Union Road, Gastonia, NC 28054

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