March 15, 1939 - July 8, 2015
Saturday, July 11, 2015 12:00 PM Vernon Funeral Home
Visitation Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM at Vernon Funeral Home
Daniel Mifford “Dan” Legge, 76, of Springfield, formerly of Urbana, passed away, Wednesday, July 8, 2015 in Springfield Regional Medical Center. He was born March 15, 1939 in Urbana, the son of the late Frank and Bonnie (Gibson) Legge.
Dan served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He married Sandy Williams in 1991. Dan retired from Cooper Industries after 31 years. After retirement, he worked with his son, Dan, in the construction industry, which he truly loved. Dan owned his own company, Dan’s Builders, which he operated with passion. He especially loved working on so many historic buildings and homes. Dan was most known as the “working all the time” man. He was an avid history buff and continued to keep up with news all over the world. Dan enjoyed traveling and vacationing, especially to the ocean. He will be truly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy Legge; his children, Linda G. Nickerson, Cheryl (George) Jackson, Dan (Sonia) Legge, Shannon K. Legge, Kelly A. Legge, Christine “Chris” Mitchell, and Brian D. Legge; his step-daughter, Robin (Bill) Vanden Noven; his 16 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild; and his several brothers and sisters, including his brother, “Buddy” Henry Legge.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his granddaughter, Theresa A. Chapman; and his first wife and the mother of his children, Marry Belle Crick.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM in VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana on Saturday July 11, 2015 with Rev. Rick Clos officiating. The family will receive friends 2 hours prior to the funeral. Burial will follow in Jenkins Chapel Cemetery, Cable.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
Dear Sandy, I was truly so sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. It’s been too many years, old friend. I think about you. Love, Terry
I am sorry for your family’s loss. Our Heavenly Father never meant for death to plague us the way that it does now. May you find strength and comfort from God’s words at Isaiah 41:10 and Isaiah 25:8
Sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. You have my
thoughts and prayers.
Beth (’57 Classmate)
As a classmate of Dan’s (class of ’57) I am really sorry to hear of his passing. My prayers go to his family.
Semper Fi brother marine. I remember being very impressed with your level headed maturity at the “old” age of seventeen and how easy you made it to be friends. I wish I had stayed in touch. “Gridiron”