Johnnie Max Leigh, 78, of Hamburg, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Mr. Leigh was a native and lifelong resident of Ashley County and a 1957 graduate of Hamburg High School. Mr. Leigh retired in 2002 after 42 years with Georgia-Pacific Paper Mill and he retired from the Hamburg Fire Department as Assistant Chief in 2001 after 27 years of volunteer service. He was a member of the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Alpheus and Addine Swan Leigh; two brothers, Kenneth L. Leigh, Sr. and A.J. Leigh
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Janice Mansfield Leigh of Hamburg; two sons, Rickey Leigh and wife, Melissa, of McKinney, Texas and Robert Leigh and wife, Suzette, of Crossett; a daughter, Robin Mitchell and husband, Eugene, of Hamburg; a sister, Christine Riley of Hamburg; a brother, Danny Leigh and wife, Brenda, of Bryant; nine incredible grandchildren; seven beautiful great-grandchildren and scores of devoted nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are 10 a.m., Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church with Bro. Bill Elton officiating. Burial will be in the Crossroads Cemetery. Pallbearers are Kenny Leigh, Brian Leigh, Kenton Leigh, Matthew Leigh, Casey Riley, Johnny Pierce and Wayne Smith. Honorary pallbearers are the retired and active members of the Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.