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Robert Legg

2019-08-16

The family of Robert P. Legg announces his passing to the Lord on August 16, 2019 at Warner Community Hospice. He was 83 years old. Bob was a very humble man, land surveyor, business leader, mentor, avid golfer and beloved patriarch of his family. A long-time resident of South Florida, he played a major role in the business, education and charitable community. Bob was born in Miami attended South Broward High School and resided in Broward County until 2008 when he and his wife Linda moved to their Amelia Island condo.

Bob is survived by his loving wife Linda, sons, Robert P Legg Jr, Plantation, FL and Tim Legg (Janice), Dacula, GA. Grandsons, Jeff Legg (Marissa) of San Diego, CA, Timothy Legg of Hollywood, FL, Jordan Legg (Clarissa) Sanford, NC, Justin Legg of Dacula, Ga and Josh Legg (Courtney) of Richmond VA; great-granddaughters, Lauren and Aurora Legg; cherished nieces, Cathy Morgan (Mark), Kim Murray and Great-nieces Samantha & Taylor Morgan; nephews, John Legg and Scott Legg.

He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd Legg, mother Trannie Faircloth, brother, Jimmy Legg and sister, Alice Murray.

Bob honorably served six years in the United States Coast Guard Reserves 1954-1962.

In 1965, Robert (Bob) Legg founded RP Legg & Associates, a surveying firm and predecessor to the multi-disciplined consulting firm of Miller Legg. As a professional surveyor and mapper, Bob was responsible for many governmental and development projects in Broward County. From 1965 on, Bob established himself as a respected South Florida business leader that served as a mentor to many survey and land development professionals through his retirement in 2008.

Bob�s dedication to the community was exemplified by his serving in countless local organizations such as Builders Association of South Florida, Davie/Cooper City Chamber of Commerce, Habitat for Humanity, Broward Days Workforce Development Team, Broward Economic Development Board, Broward Alliance, School Board of Broward County Strategic Planning Committee, Broward Business Coalition for Education and the Broward Education Foundation.

In 1999 Bob was named Humanitarian of the Year by the E.A.S.E Foundation, Davie, Florida. Bob served as a member of the McFatter School Advisory Council for over twenty years. His passion for McFatter and its students was demonstrated by his commitment to the Council and his championing of real-world learning for students. Over the years, Bob mentored many McFatter students and provided numerous opportunities to learn about surveying, drafting, civil engineering and related careers.

Bob led the statewide �Send Your Sales Tax to Schools� Initiative and spearheaded the legislative process to change state law so that local school districts could partner with the business community to secure school technology funding. In 2006, Governor Jeb Bush signed a Bill into law enacting the Initiative. Funds from the Initiative continue to benefit our Florida public schools with millions of dollars for new technology and teacher training. On June 8, 2018, and in recognition of Bob�s commitment to public education, his dedication to McFatter and his foresight in providing long term funding for public education in Florida, the Robert P. Legg Industrial Building was dedicated on the McFatter Technical College campus in Davie, Florida.

The family is very grateful, and wants to thank the Nurses, Dr. Harding and staff of Warner Community Hospice for their loving care.

A memorial service will be held at the Chapel at Amelia Island Plantation at 10:00 AM on Saturday morning August 31, 2019. Located at 36 Bowman Road, Amelia Island, FL 32034 on the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Nassau Habitat for Humanity, 516 S 10th St #115
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 Or Warner Community Hospice & Palliative Care, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257 or give online at support.communityhospice.com.

Memories

SHELLY AND DICKIE ANDERSON August 16, 2019
Linda Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

BOB AND FLORENCE FERGUSON August 16, 2019
Dear Linda, our hearts are with you. We are so honored to have know Bob! God rest his soul.

STEPHANIE KRAMER August 16, 2019
Love, hugs, and lots of prayers to you my dear friend. I am here anytime you need me.

JEANNE & JOE WYATT August 17, 2019
Everyone will miss sweet Bob, but no one more than you Linda. He will be dancing with angels in heaven now and completely healed. Love you.

JIM AND JANE BERNIER August 17, 2019
Linda-We will miss Bob on his stool at Baxter�s, but glad he is at peace. Find comfort in knowing his life�s work continues to live beyond him

RICHARD PRYCE August 19, 2019
Linda, so sad to hear about Bob, he was a huge inspiration in my life and so many others down here in Broward. Sending you love and prayers in hope they will provide some comfort in your loss. Rick & Millie Pryce

SHEREE YEOMAN August 20, 2019
Linda, what a beautiful tribute to dear Bob. I know how much you loved him??

ROD & LYNN SHEPHERD August 20, 2019
Our deepest sympathy on your loss. Sending you prayers to comfort you at this difficult time.

CHARLEY AND DEBI LOTT August 20, 2019
Such an amazing tribute, he was such a special man, with such foresight and thought for giving back. Wish I had known him more I saw a sweet soul that touched my heart every time I saw him at Baxters. We are thinking of you, you were so good to him. I�m so sorry we will not be there to honor him. Just know we have you in our hearts.

KAREN LYNCH August 21, 2019
Linda my thoughts and prayers are with you. I know this is a very difficult time for you. Be well.

HOLLY YORK August 21, 2019
Linda, you and Bob are in our hearts. Especially fond are the memories of our dinners together. With love, Holly and Marty York

MICHELLE DAWSON August 21, 2019
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Robert awhile back. He was a very pleasent man.

BARBI BECKER August 21, 2019
Amazing tribute to an amazing man!! My heart and prayers go out to you and your family Linda. Lots of love strong woman??

BRENDA AND RICK LONG August 22, 2019
Linda, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We will always remember Bob walking with Zack along the beach and pathway, both so happy. He was an amazing man. So sweet. Will raise a glass soon.. Our deepest sympathy, Brenda and Rick Long

JOHN AND ARNELL BYERS August 22, 2019
We will miss seeing Bob and Zak at the Sea Dunes elevator and on the beach. Mau he rest in peace.

LOUIS, JEAN AND GARY GOMEZ August 23, 2019
Linda, we were very sorry to hear about Bob�s passing. Our deepest sympathies go out to you in this time of sorrow. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Please know that we are here for you if we can ever be of help.

NANCY SHEPARD August 25, 2019
Linda, I am so sorry to hear of Bob�s passing. He was such a wonderful man. You are in my thoughts. I tried to call you but the number I have is disconnected. If you can please call me. Bob will be remembered in my prayers. Nancy Shepard

ERIC STEPHEN CZERNIEJEWSKI August 28, 2019
Linda, I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Bob. Melanie and I and our three kids send our sympathy to you and the rest of the family during this difficult time. I echo what others have mentioned that Bob was an inspiration to me and so many others and lived through integrity. I am a better professional and overall human being because of what I learned from Bob. I will cherish my time with Bob during my tenure at Miller Legg. Bob suggested I get involved with the community with the Broward League of Cities, Broward Days and so many other organizations in order to advance the important issues of the County and communities we live in. I will not forget walking the halls of the Florida State Capital with Bob learning the fine art of advocacy with a purpose. For that I am forever grateful. Godspeed to Bob.

MICHELLE & ANGEL MENDEZ August 30, 2019
Linda, Rob and the whole Legg family:
Angel and I are so very sorry to hear of Bob�s passing. I remember walking the halls of the Broward County Government Center with Bob felt like walking the red carpet with a celebrity. Everyone knew him and everyone wanted to say hello. I told him this one day to which he blushed and said �I don�t know about that.� He truly was a humble person. He inspired and taught so many young professionals, such as us,that the satisfaction was in the giving, in the act, and in the work. Never demanding respect or recognition for what he did; which is why he received both in such abundance. We are grateful to have known him. May your memories of him bring smiles to your lips and joy to your hearts.