William “Joe” Legé

William “Joe” Legé

June 28, 1945 — February 24, 2014
William “Joe” Legé, a native of Abbeville and a resident of Patterson, passed away at his residence on Feb. 24, 2014, at the age of 68.
Joe was a loving father and grandfather. There was nothing he loved more than spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed gardening and was so proud of the fruits and vegetables he grew. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and being outdoors. He was a loyal employee of McDermott as a senior welder for over 30 years. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army where he honorably served in Berlin, Germany, after completing training at F. Company 40th Armor Brigade as an /M48/M60 Tanker. Sgt. William Joseph Lege’ was honorably discharged from service on Feb. 25, 1971.
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.” — George S. Patton
Joe is survived by two daughters, Telesia Sobol and her husband, Matthew, and Hunnette Hastings and her husband, Bob; four grandchildren, Brennan Sobol, Abigail Hastings, Sophia Hastings and Silas Hastings; three sisters, Ouida Roy, Anna Ruth Stelly and her husband, Ray, and Minnie Jaet and her husband, George; along with several nieces and nephews.
Joe was preceded in death by his grandparents, Adimar Legé and Marie Romero Legé; parents, Milton Legé and Mary Brown Legé; brother, Charles Legé; and sister, Naomi Legé.
Joe’s life will be remembered with a memorial service Saturday, March 1, 2014, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Hargrave Funeral Home with The East St. Mary Veterans Funeral Squad conducting full military honors at 5 p.m., followed by a service of remembrance.

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