Michael "Mike" Eugene Leighty

Birth Date: 
Sunday, March 20, 1960
Date of Passing: 
Sunday, June 27, 2021

Michael “Mike” Eugene Leighty, 61, of Wooster died on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at his home.

He was born March 20, 1960 in Wooster to Donald Eugene and Virginia Ruth Stahl Leighty.  On July 10, 1994, he married Anna “Ann” Bowers.  She survives.

Mike had been owner and operator of several auto parts stores in the area and had done custodial work at Fredericksburg Elementary and also taught drivers education at one time.  He loved cars, racing and would build late model race cars.  He was also a bee keeper and an avid reader, especially non-fiction and business books.  He had been active in the Fredericksburg community for many years.

Along with his wife, Ann, he is survived by his daughters Michelle Leighty and Marcy Leighty both of Wooster; brother Mark (Connie) Leighty of Fredericksburg; half-siblings Rodney “Chip” (Maryann) Patterson of Columbus, Robert “Rob” (Michelle) Patterson of Shreve, Lisa (Roger) Glasgow of Painesville and  Amber (Robert) Tidwell of Villa Rica, GA; step-sister Sherry (Joseph) Duncan of Killbuck; step-father Al Johnson of Holmesville and step-mother Niccie Crone.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents; step-father Rodney Patterson and step-mother Joann Leighty.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 10:00 AM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with Rev. Mark McCord officiating.  Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Gardens.

Friends and family will be received on Friday from 5:00-7:00 PM at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the funeral home to help defray expenses.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

Memorial Contributions: 

Contributions may be made to the funeral home to help defray expenses.

Visitation: 

Friends and family will be received on Friday from 5:00-7:00 PM at the funeral home.

Service: 

Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the funeral home

Condolences

Thinking of you and your family. My deepest sympathy to all of you.

Ann,
John & I are so sad to hear of Mike’s passing. I have fond memories of his smile & helpfulness at FBG elementary! You & the girls will be in our prayers ❤️.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. I wish there were magic words, my deepest s;ympathy.

Ann and family,
We were so sorry to hear the news about Mike. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Denny, Diana, and Michaela Frazier

My sincerest condolences to Mark and the rest of Mike's family. I have found memories of our childhood growing up in the same neighborhood. My he rest peacefully.

I am so sorry to hear that Mike has passed. I have so many fond memories of you two at Fredericksburg School! May God hold you, Michelle and Marcy ever so close to Him!!!

I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I have so many fond memories of you two at Fredericksburg School. May God hold you, Michelle and Marcy ever so close to Him!!!

Ann and family,
I have known Mike since he was in high school and the. Worked with him at Fredericksburg. He was suck a kind person and always willing to help me. He will be missed by many.
May your memories help comfort you during this time.
Lynne Buss

Ann and Family,
We are very sorry for the passing of Mike .. he has been such a good neighbor to us, we will all miss him.. praying for God to give you and your family peace and comfort during this trying time. Chuck, Pam and Cody Boreman

Ann and Family,

So sorry for your loss!

Essie Patrick

Grew up going to Fredericksburg elementary....loved Mike. He called me Wobbert
Saddens and shocked to hear of his passing. May his memory comfort you during this time

Mark, I'm really sorry to hear about Mike he was a wonderful guy that would always know you and help you any way he could, I'll miss him. I won't make it this Friday or Saturday I will be in Michigan take care buddy

Mark, we are sorry to read of Mike’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Our prayers are with you and your girls, Ann. Mike was so kind to our kids when they were at Fred. El. Always cheerful, helpful, caring.
We hope your memories and the love of others will bring you comfort through this time.

Ann and Family
We are so sorry to learn of your husband's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. You have lost way too many Loved ones in a short time.
Although we will not be not be coming too Wooster for the service, know that you are in our thoughts. glk

Ann & family,
Thoughts and prayers are with you. With heartfelt sympathy!

Mike was always a fun spirit in school with a smile on his face. For some reason, I recall his long hair and wanted to comb it! LOL. Any cat lover in my book has to be a great person! Thanks Mile for the positive smiles.

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