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Edward Houston Legge

February 14, 1939 — August 5, 2023

Madison

Edward Houston Legge, a beloved member of the community, passed away on August 5, 2023. He was born on February 14, 1939, and his memory will forever be cherished by those who knew and loved him.

Edward had a fulfilling career that spanned over three decades at DuPont. With dedication and skill, he worked as a pipefitter and maintenance man, leaving an indelible mark on the company and his colleagues. His commitment to his craft was evident in every project he undertook.

Graduating from Goodletsville High School, Edward laid the foundation for a life filled with remarkable experiences. Throughout his life, he cherished the memories of attending Vanderbilt Football games with his son. These outings were special moments that fostered a deep appreciation for the game and created cherished memories that lasted a lifetime.

An engaging conversationalist, Edward possessed a unique ability to connect with people from all walks of life. He could strike up a meaningful conversation with anyone he encountered, making them feel heard and valued. Edward's interests were diverse; whether it was discussing hunting or fishing, sharing his passion for Tennessee Titans football, or marveling at cars -- particularly his treasured 1958 Corvette -- he drew upon his vast knowledge to engage others in thoughtful discussions.

In addition to his professional achievements and personal interests, Edward proudly served in the United States Marine Corps., embodying traits of honor, discipline, and selflessness throughout his military service.

Beyond work and military service, Edward found solace in spending quality time with his cherished wife. Over the years, their shared love for homemade meals created countless moments of joy and warmth that will live on in the hearts of those they touched.

Edward was an esteemed member of the Old Hickory Masonic Lodge #598. The bonds he formed through this membership brought him immense pride while further exemplifying his commitment to his community.

Undoubtedly one of Edward's proudest accomplishments was the enduring friendships he cultivated during his time at DuPont. The camaraderie and support he shared with his colleagues enriched not only his professional life but also his personal journey.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Margaret Elaine Walden Legge; son, Jeff Legge; brother-in-laws, Albert (Jan) Walden, Steve (Sharon) Walden, and Stuart (Pam) Walden; and mother-in-law, Doris B. Walden.

Edward Houston Legge leaves behind a legacy that will forever inspire those who had the pleasure of knowing him. His dedication, warm-heartedness, and unwavering spirit have made our community better, and his memory will forever be etched in our collective hearts.

In honor of Edward's life, a memorial service will be held to celebrate the remarkable person he was on Monday, August 14th at 2 pm in the chapel of Cole and Garrett Funeral Home: 127 N. Main Street Goodlettsville, TN 37072.  Burial will follow at Greenbrier Cemetery in Greenbrier, TN.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 13th from 3-7 pm then again on Monday from 12 pm until the time of service.

As we gather to bid farewell to our dear friend, let us remember the joy he brought into our lives and the profound impact he made on everyone fortunate enough to have known him. May his soul find eternal peace.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, August 13, 2023

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Cole & Garrett Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Goodlettsville

127 N Main St, Goodlettsville, TN 37072

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Visitation

Monday, August 14, 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Cole & Garrett Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Goodlettsville

127 N Main St, Goodlettsville, TN 37072

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Funeral Service

Monday, August 14, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Cole & Garrett Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Goodlettsville

127 N Main St, Goodlettsville, TN 37072

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Burial

Monday, August 14, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Greenbrier Cemetery

Greenbrier, TN 37073

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