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.