Monte Lee Leggett
September 14, 1956  -  August 19, 2018

Monte Lee Leggett

MintonChatwell Funeral Directors
Broadway at Canadian
Fritch, TX  79036
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
6-8 pm
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Funeral Service
Grace Fellowship Church
401 Gardner St.
Borger, TX  79007
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
2 pm
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Grace Church
401 Gardner
Borger, TX  79007

Monte Lee Leggett, 61, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018.

Funeral services will be held 2 pm on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Grace Church with Pastor Marshall Ford officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Tuesday at the funeral home in Fritch. In lieu of flowers his memory may be honored with a gift to Grace Church, 401 Gardner Street, Borger, Texas 79007.

Monte was born September 14, 1956 in Memphis, Texas. He loved the Lord with all his heart and served at Grace Church in Borger. Monte enjoyed riding his motorcycle, carpentry and remodeling work and going to his cabin in Angel Fire. Nothing brought more joy to his life than his family and grandkids.

He had a passion for police work. His career began at the Randall County Sheriff Department from 77/78. He then proudly joined the United States Army serving his country for 6 years in the Criminal Investigation Division in Fort Carson, Colorado where he received a Medal of Commendation for helping rescue numerous hostages. In 1981 he opened Leggett Investigations in Amarillo and then added Leggett Trailer Sales to his operation in 2004. He then became the Chief of Police in Fritch where he served for 5 years until his retirement. Realizing retirement wasn’t for him, he took a position in Texline to serve as their Chief of Police in March 2018.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and beloved dog, Max.

Survivors include his wife, Darla of Fritch; sons, Terry Leggett and fiancé Kelli of Georgetown, Ryan Tucker and wife Amber of Amarillo, Buddy Leggett and wife Analee of Fritch; daughters, Dacia Valentine and husband Chanse of Fritch, Amy Leggett of Fritch; sixteen grandchildren; one great granddaughter and one great grandson on the way; and his beloved canine companion, Sugar.


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  1. Debbie Wallis
    Amarillo, TX

    So sorry to hear of your loss Darla, many prayers to you and your family.

  2. Keith & Kimberley Rutherford
    Wildorado, TX

    Darla,So Saddened to Hear of Monte’s Passing. Wishing You & Yours,Comfort & Peace. God Bless,Keith & Kimberley Rutherford

  3. Esther Pedigo
    Amarillo, TX

    My deep sympathy to Monty's family. I taught Monty in the 6th grade and remember him well. He was a very sweet boy and well liked by all. I send my love to all the Leggetts.

  4. Trey and Kim Mcmillan
    Conroe, TX

    We are so sorry for what you are going thru you all are in mine and trey thoughts and prayers.

  5. Larry & Heather Lamb
    El Paso, Texas, TX

    Because of Christ we await THE reunion. Someday.
    Until that day, may you and your dear family cherish memories of Monte's wonderful life.

    Larry & Heather Lamb
    El Paso, Texas

  6. Joel and Janell Robertson
    Borger, TX

    We are so sorry for you sudden lost , he was a pleasure work for.

  7. Melody Grace
    Amarillo, TX

    Darla, Bob and I were so sorry to hear of Monte's passing. I know he will be greatly missed. I grew up in church with him at South Georgia Baptist church and then Bob and I took our concealed handgun classes from him years ago. Our prayers are with you.

  8. Bill Bristow
    Amarillo, TX

    Darla,My thoughts and prayers for peace and serenity for you and your family.As Charlie Cox would say for us that are Christians we will see them for supper.We will see Monte for supper.

  9. Shela and James Hopper
    Fritch, TX

    We are praying for you guys.. Monte was a wonderful man and he Will Never be forgotten.. we are sorry for your loss. My god be with you.

  10. Donnie Gatlin
    Lubbock, TX

    Thoughts and prayers to the family!

  11. Josh Nelson
    Lubbock, TX

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for your family.

  12. Jim & Sheri Fergerson
    Amarillo, TX

    Darla and family, our deepest condolences to you and family. our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. Fred and Brenda De La Garza
    Amarillo, TX

    Darla and Family, our condolences to you. May God's grace and peace comfort you during this very difficult time. God bless you always.

  14. Robert and April Gibbs
    Borger, TX

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with the family of Monte, that you can all find peace in knowing that he will be waiting for you all in Heaven. Hold tight to the memories and prepare for your reunion one day.

    Robert and April Gibbs
    part of your Grace family

  15. Abigail White
    Fritch, TX

    Darla and family,

    It was an honor to work with Chief. He will be deeply missed by many. ❤️
    Much love to you all. ❤️💕

    Abby White

  16. PeggyReed Miller
    Amarillo, TX

    Darla and thoughts and prayers are with you at this trying time. May God bless you and give you peace and understanding . In God’s Grace. Peggy

  17. Mary Albert
    Bartlesville, OK

    Praying for you and your family during this difficult time. May God bless you and bring you peace. Love always.

  18. Steve and Pat, and Nicholas Searcy
    Stinnett, TX

    Our prayers our with the family Monte was such a kind and sweet man. Praying the Lord will wrap his arms around this dear family. Love you guys Pat, Steve, and Nicholas Searcy

  19. Terry and Cynthia Bell
    Amarillo, TX

    Praying for your peace and strength today, and comfort in the days ahead.
    Monte meant so much to so many and now in Heaven more alive than he has ever been.

  20. Renee and Kevin Black
    Fritch, TX

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  21. Samantha Jewett
    Canyon, TX

    I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.


    Darla and Family:

    So sorry to hear about Monte, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  23. Ed, Debbie, Dayla and Kara Dempsey
    Amarillo, TX

    Darla, We are sorry to hear of the passing of Monte. He was a great Christian man and had a large circle of influence. He will be missed! We are praying for you and your precious family! We love you!

  24. Carrie-anne Gallagher
    Amarillo, TX

    Leggett Family,
    I have no words to share with you what Monte aka Gibbs meant to me. For an author.... I've got nothing. I'll simply say I loved him and I love all of you. You're all in my prayers as you have always been.

  25. Brian and Jessica Ozbun
    Fritch, TX

    Dear Darla and family: I was blessed with the friendship of Monte and lucky to spend time talking and praying with him. I know that he was welcomed by the Lord, and that he is looking down on y’all all. I pray for the hard days ahead and for comfort and strength for you and the kids. R.I.P. dear friend....

  26. Blain Shelton
    Little Elm, TX

    Monte was always joy to be around. He is missed, but has led his mark on so many people’s lives.

  27. Jerry & Cathy Hunt
    Borger, TX

    Our hearts are saddened to hear about Monte. He will be greatly missed by many. We are praying for comfort, strength and peace for all family. May God bless each of you in this difficult time. Love & hugs, Jerry and Cathy

  28. Jeremy, Tanya Bates and Kids
    Amarillo, TX

    Darla and Kids,
    We are so sorry to hear about Monte. He will always be remembered as a man of God with a great sense of humor and a contagious laugh. He will be missed by us all. Love and hugs to everyone.

  29. janice noble
    amarillo, TX

    Prayers for the family and friends. Will miss his wonderful smile and sense of humor. It was a pleasure knowing and working with him. He was so kind to my son James Ryan Noble. God comfort his family. R. I. P. Monte 🙏🙏🙏(...Fritch EMS)

  30. Joe and Genny Thornton
    Fritch, TX

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We are sorry for your loss.

  31. Melvin Lehman
    Mount Calm, TX

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with your family.
    Melvin and Paula Lehman

  32. Bob & Shevon Watson
    Borger, TX

    Our hearts are saddened for your loss. Monte will be missed by many. He will forever be remembered for his passion and love for the Lord, Family, and Friends as well as his dedication to law enforcement. May God Bless each of you during this difficult time.
    Bob & Shevon Watson

  33. Renee and Bill Phillips
    fritch, TX

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  34. Dale & Connie Gallaspy
    Borger, TX

    Dear Darla and family,
    Dale and were so heartsick when we heard about Monte! Our prayers are with you and your family. Much love, Dale & Connie

  35. Johnny and Darlene Davis
    Borger, TX

    Ryan and family, we are so sorry for the passing of your beloved. You are all in our prayers.

  36. Chester Beavers
    Shawnee, OK

    So very sorry for your loss. Praying for you and the family.

    Chester & Cathy Beavers

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