Raymond Joseph “Joe” Legg, 80, of Taylorville, IL called to his Heavenly home at 11:33 am Monday, August 3, 2015 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 22, 1935 in Morrisonville, IL the son of Raymond Franklin and Darlene G. Calvert Legg. On August 5, 1956 he married Romona Ann Zink at Grace Lutheran Church in Springfield, IL. Joe worked for Ace Hardware for 33 years before retiring in 1996. He was manager of the Taylorville Ace Hardware from 1973 to 1991. Joe was a member and Deacon of the First Presbyterian Church in Taylorville. He was a Social Member of the Veteran’s Home in Taylorville and was a member of the Eagles Lodge. He had been an active member of Kids R Kids and was a past member of the Taylorville Optimist Club. He had also worked for several area auctioneers.

Surviving are his wife: Romona of Taylorville; Children: Marcy Durbin and finance Ken Koches of Edinburg, Edmund Legg and companion Becki Tuxhorn, Trudy Jo Denning and husband Michael, Dennis Atteberry and wife Cassandra and Carey Driskell all of Taylorville. Grandchildren: Raymond E. Durbin and wife Melissa of Metamora, Ryan E. Durbin and wife Lindsay of Roanoke IL , Randall E. Durbin and wife Mary of Tacoma, Washington, Richard E. Durbin of Edinburg, Payton Legg of West Palm Beach, FL, Kathleen Nicole Denning, JoAnn Lee Denning, Nicholas Atteberry, Lucas Atteberry and Sean Hammers all of Taylorville. Great Grandchildren: Issabella Durbin, Cheyenne Durbin, Joseph Durbin, Jacob Durbin, Maleigha Durbin and Madilynn Durbin. Brother: Leland Legg and wife Betty of Springfield and Sisters: Delores Fagan of Taylorville. He is survived by several nieces and nephews and one Uncle, Ralph Calvert and wife Velma of Taylorville. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law: Jim Fagen.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, August 8 at McClure Funeral Home with Pastor Michael Evanchak officiating. Burial will be in Fraley Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Friday August 7 at the Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 116 E. Franklin, Taylorville, IL 62568.

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