Robert “Bobby” William Leitch

September 17, 1935 - October 19, 2022
Robert “Bobby” William Leitch

Robert “Bobby” Willliam Leitch, age 87 of Wilmington passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2022.

Bobby was born in Wilmington on September 17, 1935. His parents were William Norwood Leitch and Viola Johnson Leitch.

Bobby was retired from the Wilmington Fire Department with the rank of Captain. He was a proud Mason and Shriner and was a member of the Wilmington Lodge # 319 A.F. & A.M., Wilmington Scottish Rite, Sudan Shrine Temple in New Bern, Wilmington Shrine Club and the Sudan Drum and Bugle Corps in Wilmington. Bobby was a Past President of the Wilmington Shrine Club.

Bobby is survived by his children, Lisa Jones (Ken) of Raleigh and Bill Leitch (Lori) of Wilmington; two grandchildren, Beth (David) and Christopher (Connie) and one great grandson, Jesse; sisters, Fay Gay (Leon), Jane Tchouros (Costas) Katherine Brinson, and Barbara Ann Brock.  Remembered is Bobby’s wife, Nancy Marshburn Leitch who passed away on December 24, 2016.

Funeral service is planned for 11 am Monday, October 24, 2022 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel led by Rev. Sam Hill. Masonic Memorial Rites will be accorded by Wilmington Lodge #319 A.F. & A.M. Services will conclude at Oleander Memorial Gardens.

The family will greet friends an hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, remember Bobby with a memorial gift to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403  910-791-9099.

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  • October 21, 2022
    Charlie Riggs says:
    In addition to the above mentioned achievements Bobby was also a past Fish Fry Chairman. He was a great asset to me during the years I was Fish Fry Chairman.Bobby was always eager and willing to lend a hand to help in anyway he could.Bobby will be missed not only by his children but by his Shrine family.

  • October 21, 2022
    Maurice Rivenbark says:
    Had the pleasure of working with Bobby at the Fire Dept. Enjoyed times with him at the Shrine Club and at Church. He was a good man and friend. Prayers for his family.

  • October 20, 2022
    James Casteen says:
    Prayers are lifted up for the entire family. Captain was my neighbor for many years as well as part of the fire department family. Rest In Peace

  • October 20, 2022
    Sue Reynolds Atkinson says:
    I am very sorry to read of your dad’s passing. He was a kind man and one of the many good fireman I remember from my younger years. I saw him almost every time I visited my dad, William A. (Spook) Reynolds. May each of you be comforted and smile at every remembrance of Bobby! Prayers

  • October 20, 2022
    W J Shipp Jr says:
    Bill,so sorry about the passing of Bobby.He was a good man and was a friend to every one he met.