December 26, 1966 - October 1, 2013
Joey "Joseph" David Leigh, Jr. passed away October 1, 2013. He was 46 years old.
Joey was born December 26, 1966 in Colorado Springs, CO to Joseph David, Sr. and Sharon (Enroughty) Leigh.
He attended Ravenna High School in Ohio before moving to Colorado and graduating from Overland High School in 1985; during high school he excelled in football and wrestling. After high school he enlisted in the Navy where he served for five years.
Joey was a longtime union man in construction with the Laborers International Union of North America Local 894.
He enjoyed skiing, fishing, spending time in the mountains and at the beach; and loved his dogs; but the greatest day of his adult life was when his son Cody was born.
Joey was preceded in death by his grandparents Tubby and Ella Leigh, Betty and Stewart Enroughty, and Lois Frederick.
Joey is survived by his son Cody Leigh of Colorado Springs and Cody's mother Tracey Spanbauer; his parents Joseph Leigh, Sr. and his wife Linda and Sharon Elliot and her husband Ric; His brother Michael Leigh and wife Jill; his sister Mary Stiehm and husband Patrick; nieces and nephews Garrett, Carleigh, Claire, Alden, and Ariella; many Aunts and Uncles; and many friends and important people in his life Maria and Paige.
Family services have been held in Lafayette, CO. Memorial contribution checks can be made to College Now 50, Public Square Suite 1800 Cleveland, OH 44113, Local 894 Scholarship Fund. Cremation entrusted to Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory. Visit www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com to share condolences.
Joey always said "I am the nicest kid in town"
(Ahlberg Funeral Chapel & Crematory 303-776-2313, RC 10-5-13)
First came my birth. Joys and elation. Mother, Father, Son. A family occasion. A few years on earth. Family trials and evasion. Inner demons latching on. Tarnished reputation. Struggle loses worth. An end to relation. A strained love shared. But no more expectations. Twenty years on this earth. Full of lost love and regret. Know that I love you father. Our time together I will never forget.
I want to thank Maria, my father's girlfriend of almost 7 yrs., for being there for him through all the good and bad times. I cannot express in words what that means to me.
For Sharon & Family,
I send my warmest sympathy on this sad occasion,
and pray most fervently for the healing consolation,
that the Holy Spirit can bring.Blessings and peace,
Oh Joemann, So this is "Farewell, till we meet again". My life has been blessed having known your sweet spirit, kindness, & zest to have fun. I will remember your words with every cup of hot chocolate, "Everyone needs a good strong cup of Jo" I know as unsettled as everyone is with your passing your heart & mind are at peace, rest my friend you lived 100 years worth of life in just 46 short years. You will always be Cherished, Loved & Remembered