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Robert Leighton

Rev. Bobby Leighton

Tuesday, June 4th, 1940 - Tuesday, November 10th, 2020
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Obituary

Rev. Bobby Leighton, 80, of Weaverville, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at his home. He is the son of the late John and Dorothy Penland Leighton and a lifelong resident of Buncombe County. In addition to his parents Bobby is preceded in death by his daughter, Pam Leighton Banks, sister, Catherine Leighton, and a brother, Johnny Leighton. He pastored for over 30 years at churches throughout Buncombe and Yancey counties.
Bobby was an avid deer hunter and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Bobby was loved deeply by his family, especially his wife of 61 years, Louella Fox Leighton. He is also survived by his son, Robby Leighton, sisters, Mary Evelyn Wilson (Charles) and Peggy Rice; grandchildren, Jason Baker, Tyler Banks, Cole Leighton, Hannah Nash, and Tiffany Banks; 9 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great granddaughter.

A private graveside service will be held Friday, November 13, 2020 at Old Bull Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Brother Eddie Fox will officiate.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralservice.org.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, November 13th, 2020 |
    When
    Friday, November 13th, 2020
    Location
    Old Bull Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
    Address
    117 Old Bull Creek Rd.
    Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Brother Eddie Fox
  • Interment

    Friday, November 13th, 2020 |
    When
    Friday, November 13th, 2020
    Location
    Old Bull Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
    Address
    NC Hwy 213
    Marshall, NC 28753
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Deborah Roberts

Posted at 07:29pm
Luella, so sorry to hear of Bobby's passing. You are in my thoughts.

Wanda Clark

Posted at 08:49am
Louella and Family,
Wanda and I wanted you to know our prayers are with you and your family in the loss of Bobby. He was a wonderful man and will certainly be missed. May God bless and comfort you. He, Johnny and I were great friends and I will always cherish their friendship.

Thomas and Wanda Clark
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ONeil Riddle

Posted at 08:18am
May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be a comfort to youi in
this time of grief.
Our prayers are with you.

ONeil and Lillian Riddle
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Cathy & family

Posted at 12:09pm
Me and my family have known Bobby from the time he was a little boy. Louella, Robby and all family members, I am so sorry for your loss. Your family has been on my mind for some time. My prayers will be with all of you.

Cathy Stirewalt
Shawn Stirewalt
Sherry, Shannon and Charla
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