Leigh William Woodbury long time resident of Boyne City passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, July 9, 2021. Leigh was born in Flint, Michigan on October 30, 1945 to Howard William Woodbury and Thelma Elizabeth (Orr) Woodbury. Leigh grew up in Swartz Creek, Michigan with his twin brother Lynn and older brother Howard (Neil). Leigh graduated from Swartz Creek High School in June of 1965 and began his career as an equipment operator. He soon moved onto an apprenticeship as a lineman with Consumers Power. In 1968 he married Loretta (Jones) Woodbury and in 1972 they had a son, Leigh Jr. Soon after the family moved to Boyne City this is where Leigh continued his line work career at Northern Michigan Electric, now Wolverine Power Cooperative. With over 30 years in the line work business, he was able to see every corner of the state which allowed him to make many friends along the way. In 1996 Leigh began a new career path as a construction superintendent with The Christman Company which he worked at for over 15 years before retiring.
Leigh’s first assignment was the historic restoration of the Governor’s Mansion on Mackinac Island where he was recognized by then Governor John Engler for his hard work and dedication to the success of the project. Leigh was no stranger to hard work and his experience and integrity extended through many projects and allowed for their successful completion while at Christman. His most memorable project was the restoration of the Virginia Capitol where he got to work with his son Leigh Jr. who also works as a Senior Superintendent for the Christman Company.
Leigh was always willing to offer a helping hand with anything you might need. But let’s be clear, if you had a discussion with Leigh about having something done you better be serious because he would show up and make it happen whether you were there or not. Leigh served his community as a member on the Planning Commission, an Honorary member of the Boyne City Fire Department where he led the restoration of the city’s 1917 American LaFrance fire truck. Leigh and wife Loretta also served on the 4th of July Committee for many years.
Leigh enjoyed spending time at the cabin with his son, Leigh Jr., where they spent wftime hunting, cutting wood and sitting around the campfire. Leigh is survived by his son Leigh Jr., wife Beth, grandchildren Mallory and Garrett and twin brother, Lynn. Leigh was proceeded in death by his loving wife Loretta of 45 years, father Howard, mother Thelma and oldest brother Howard (Neil).
Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday, July 15th at Stackus Funeral Home with a Time Of Sharing to begin at 7:00 PM. Burial will take place at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery in Grand Blanc.
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