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“An outstanding person who leaves a wonderful legacy. My parents had utmost respect for him. Our thoughts and prayers for you, Wilda and family. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Kaye Stirsman - Bradenton, FL

“Jim and Lisa, I'm so sorry and I love y'all and prayers for ur family! ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Tammy Bethel - Greenville, KY

“Wilda, sorry to hear of Legon passing. Please know my prayers & thoughts are with you during this difficult time. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Joan McClellan - Powderly, KY

“I'm sending my prayers and thoughts to Legon's family. I am so sorry that he has passed and it is hard to imagine how much he will be missed by...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Curtis McGehee - Greenville, KY

“I worked for Legon at WNES AM/FM in the late 60s and early 70s. He was a fine man and I admired him greatly. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Rick Moore - Bremen, KY - Friend

“Wilda, we are so sorry to hear of Legon's passing. He was such a good and dedicated community servant and will surely be missed. May God find you...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Pat and Hugh Sweatt - KY - Friend

“Wilda, John and Jim I am so sorry for your loss. I feel like I have lost one of the best friends anyone could have. Jerry, my brother, And I have a...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Barbara Mayhugh Scott - KY

“Mr. McDonald was friendly and even when we met for the first time, he made me feel like I'd known him my whole life. When Connor graduated from WKU,...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Sherry Arritt - Glasgow, KY

“I have always thought so much of Legon. He was a fine man who loved the Lord and wanted to help others. His leaving will be so sad to many. My...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: mary Camplin - Greenville, KY

“Worked with Legon at the Leader News... wonderful Christian man who loved friends and family so much... will be missed... such a shame to lose both...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Sue (Adcock) Vincent - Beaver Dam, KY


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GREENVILLE - Leslie Legon McDonald, of Greenville, died at 1:43 AM, Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at his home. He was born August 31, 1935 in Muhlenberg County, to Elbert and Bessie McDonald. He is survived by his wife, Wilda Fay Mercer McDonald, whom he married on August 16, 1958. Also surviving are his brother, Shelby Leon McDonald of Eddy Creek; two sons, John Martin (Laura) McDonald of Hopkinsville, and James Leslie (Lisa) McDonald of Greenville; four grandchildren, Matthew (Alesha) McDonald of Belton, Connor (Amelia) McDonald of Nashville, Caelan McDonald of Bowling Green, and Reilly McDonald of Clarksville; and four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Bessie McDonald; his half-brother, Ishmael Brown; and his brothers, J. W. McDonald, Clifford McDonald, Hayden McDonald, and Thurman McDonald.

Legon graduated from Greenville High School, Class of 1954, and joined the Navy shortly after graduating. He was honorably discharged in 1958, having served as a Seaman on the USS Newport News. Legon was a devoted member of Duvall's Chapel General Baptist Church where he was a deacon and audio-visual technician. Most of his working career was spent at WNES radio, beginning as a disc jockey, and the Leader News newspaper. He was well known for his live broadcasts of local basketball games. Legon's first retirement was from WNES as Station Manager. He later returned to the Leader News and retired once again as the General Manager over the Leader News and Paragon Printing. Following his retirement from the Leader News, Legon began working at Tucker Funeral Home, where he worked until his health prevented him from continuing. Legon had a passion for helping others, which was mainly visible through two endeavors – as a member of the Lions Club and as a volunteer fireman. Throughout his years in the Greenville Lions Club he received many awards and was recently the recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. This national award is the highest form of recognition Lions Clubs bestow and its recipient rewards exemplary service to his club and the community it serves. As a fireman with the Greenville Volunteer Fire Department, Legon served for 50 years and received a gold Lifetime Member badge for his dedication. Legon loved gospel quartet music and was an avid photographer. He was a member of the Kentucky Broadcasters Associations and was named a Kentucky Colonel in 1995 by then Governor, Brereton C. Jones. He loved to spend time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

The visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City. Visitation will continue at 9:00 AM on Thursday, January 4, 2018 up until the time of service. The funeral service is at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 4, 2018, also at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City. Reverends Curtis Yarborough, Tony Shanks, and Larry Shadowen will be officiating. The burial will be at Nebo Cemetery.