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James Calvin


August 01 , 1935 - April 20 , 2020

James Calvin Leigh
James Calvin Leigh
1935 - 2020


Saturday, August 01, 2020
9:00 ~ 10:00 AM
Michigan Memorial Funeral Home


Saturday, August 01, 2020
10:00 AM
Michigan Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment in Michigan Memorial Park



James Leigh, age 84 of Manton passed away Monday, April 20, 2020 at his home in Bloomfield Township of Missaukee County. He married Susan Bawal May 17, 2008 in Lake City. Jim was the owner of Leighs Glass Company in Southgate until his retirement in 2005. Jim was born in River Rouge Michigan in 1935 to Glenwood and Bernice (Bernard) Leigh. He was preceded in death by his wife Eunice (Brewer) Leigh whom he was married to for over 43 years. He was owner of Leigh's Glass Company, in Southgate Michigan, from 1969 until his retirement in 2005. He was an avid outdoorsman his entire life. He loved to hunt, fish, camp and do pretty much anything outdoors. He was a pilot licensed to fly small aircraft and in the late 70's to early 80's owned his own airplane. He built a beautiful vacation home for his family and friends to enjoy, which is where he lived with his second wife Susan after he retired. He loved to travel, mostly on the open road, and over his lifetime visited most of the United States including several trips to Hawaii. He was loved by all. He loved those in his life deeply and was generous almost to a fault. Jim is survived by his wife Susan and two sons: Mark (Lori) Leigh and Jimmy (Suzanne) Leigh and two daughters: April (David) Fitch and Lisa (Larry) Stanley and fifteen grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers: Patrick (Jane) Leigh and Gary (Esther) Leigh and a sister: Janet (Joe) Bohr.