Mr. Leggs, of Farmington Hills passed away suddenly at Botsford Hospital.
Memorial Service will be Saturday August 18, 2012, 11am at Family Victory Fellowship, 19421 West Ten Mile Rd., Southfield, MI.
One of the greatest men that many will ever meet was born June 14, 1949 to the late Calvin Leggs and Margaret (Finley) Leggs in Detroit, Michigan. He was the second of five children, preceded in death by two brothers and a sister: Terry, Dennis and Linda Leggs.
During his childhood and great portion of his adulthood, Clarence was an active member of Grace C.M.E. Church in Detroit, Michigan. Christ later led him to Family Victory Fellowship where he continued as a faithful steward giving himself tirelessly to the betterment of the church.
He received his early education within the Detroit Public Schools graduating from Northern High School in 1967. He continued his education at Henry Ford Community College and Wayne State University. Clarence achieved certification as a Journeyman Plumber/Pipefitter and continued his education in Mechanical Engineering, ultimately earning a degree in Maintenance Supervision and Science. He also completed a variety of courses in the computer software area.
Clarence was connected to the love of his life, Rosalyn, for 40 years. He was a dedicated father to his three children Clarence Jr., Leslie, and Justin. He also played an active role in the lives of his grandchildren showering them with love.
Clarence Leggs was an employee of Ford Motor Company for 40 years. Prior to his retirement he had been employed as a UAW-Ford Youth Education Sponsor serving the students of Ivan Ludington Magnet Middle School. This allowed him to utilize his natural talents of mentoring and tutoring young people. Prior to his assignment as a Youth Education Sponsor, he was employed with Ford as an Intern Design/ Development Engineer and Journey Plumber/Pipefitter.
Feeling that our young people are our community’s most valued asset and mentoring is at the heart of reaching young people today, Clarence spent his retired years as an active member of the Ludington Men’s Club, a club which he formed based on the need to involve men with the educational process of their children. He additionally found time for countless other outlets for his many valuable talents including initiating and teaching a preparatory program for students taking the Detroit Public High School exam.
Clarence leaves to cherish his memory a very loving wife Rosalyn Leggs, three children Clarence Jr., Leslie (Oscar), Justin, his brother Calvin Jr. (Ann); his grand children Clarence III, Ke’Onna, Corey, Cierra, Colby, Nya, Chelsea, Oscar III, and Carley; aunts Victoria Brown, Semettie Ferguson, Hazel Thompson, Lillian McEwen, Ruby Taylor; and uncle George Leggs; along with a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
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