Lawrence Edward Leftwich, affectionately known as “Pete,” age 90, went to be with God on March 6, 2020 in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
He was born on September 10, 1929 in Bel Air, Maryland to Charles O. Leftwich Sr. And Helen V. Leftwich and grew up in Whiteford, Maryland.
He attended the Slate Ridge School where he played baseball and earned a tryout with a major league team.
He worked briefly at Edgewood Arsenal during World War II and was employed at Bechtel Power during construction of the Peach Bottom Nuclear Power Plant until it’s completion. He spent the remainder of his working career at Harford County Water and Sewer until his retirement in 1991.
After retirement, he and his wife moved to Lewes, Delaware and remained there until she also retired in 1998, when they moved to the Florida Panhandle.
Pete was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, archery and spending time in nature. He loved going to the beach and the warm waters and sunshine of Florida. He enjoyed watching football and cheering for the Florida Gators on gameday in the fall.
He was a good friend and role model to many people and had a heart for helping those in need. We will miss him very, very much.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 65 years, Dottie Leftwich, two daughters- Valerie Brunson and husband Tony of DeFuniak Springs, FL and Angela McMahon and husband Jaime of Conowingo, Maryland, one granddaughter, Megan Brunson Wert of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, two nephews, Rusty Leftwich and Michael Roberto and three nieces, Faith Roussey, Dawn Clayson and Lisa Johnson James.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 14th at 11:30am at Trinity Fellowship Bible Church, 836 Baldwin Avenue DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435. Pastor Steve Vergara will officiate the ceremony.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Trinity Fellowship Bible Church be made in his memory.
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Clary-Glenn Funeral Homes & Crematroy is entrusted with the arrangements.