John Robert Leitch, Sr.

John Robert Leitch, Sr., 89, of Folkston, passed away Monday, May 4, 2020. He was born August 6, 1930 in Miami, FL to the late John “Papa Jack” Leitch and Sara Ann Abel Leitch. As a hard-working man, he was a master mechanic with WT Price in Miami and owned the Redland Shell Service Station and Pure Station, and Bobby Leitch & Sons Heavy Equipment.  

He was a member of the Traders Hill Chapel and attended the Homeland Methodist Church.

Some knew Bobby as a husband, father, granddaddy, uncle, relative or neighbor, but everyone knew him as a friend.  He was a kind and loving man who never met a stranger.  Bobby’s biggest accomplishment in life was being a devoted husband to his wife, Jane, and father to his two sons.  His goal in life was to take care of his family and keep his precious “Flora Jane” happy.  When any family told him they loved him, he would always reply, “I love you more”.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sally Tinsley.

He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Flora Jane Bryant Leitch; two sons, Bobby (Fran) Leitch and Joe (Anita) Leitch; grandchildren, Pollie Leitch Wells (Trey Coggins), Billy Joe (Tera) Leitch, and Andy (Amy) Dickerson; great-grandchildren, Emily (Bryan) Johnson, Sadie (Dalton) Grovenstein, Trent (Misty) Leitch, Darrell “Buddy” Wells, Austin Bennett, and Trista Bennett; great-great-granddaughter, Emma Duncan and Baby Boy Grovenstein expected in July; nieces and nephews, Gail Rhine, Bobbie Luton, Sara Burd, Brenda Schell, Morgan Luton, Betty Rennell, Steve Cody, Rick Underwood, Vickie Underwood Stone, and Jeff Underwood.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 9 at the Traders Hill Chapel with Rev. Eddie Rawl officiating. Burial was in Traders Hill Cemetery.

In honor of Bobby, the family is asking donations be made to Traders Hill Chapel, c/o Gloria Warren, 524 Traders Hill Road, Folkston, GA 31537.

Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at  Arrangements were under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral, Folkston.


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