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Robert Leighty Jr.
Robert Leighty Jr.Leighty MotorcycleRobert Leighty Jr., 59, of Marion, died unexpectedly Thursday September 12, 2019 in Texas from results of a motorcycle accident. He was on his way home from his dream cross-country motorcycle trip that he had been planning his whole life.

He was born October 8, 1959 in Marion to the late Robert Sr. and Mary Catherine (Abbott) Leighty, he was also preceded in death by a brother: Danny Gubernath.

Robert was a perfectionist at heart. He was a talented mechanic, able to fix most anything. Robert loved “donating” his time at Throttle Up MotorSports in Marion. He also had a calling to the water; he enjoyed his time at Lake Erie. He also enjoyed car racing, whether it was drag racing or slot car. Robert was also a veteran of the Army.

Surviving is his family whom he loved immensely, his life-partner: Penny Leighty of Marion, children: James (Beth) Leighty of Fulton, Amanda (Kenneth) Helton of LaRue and Ashlee (Jessica) Leighty-Aldridge of Marion
Grandchildren: Dominic Leighty, Devin Van Horne, Alexander Van Horne, Dealen Smith, Inndicia Smith, Hennasee Smith, Kaimin Damron, Mary Damron, Sabastian Helton, Christian Helton and Brook-Lynn Leighty,
Siblings:  Albert “Bud” (Francene) Gubernath of Minnesota and Bobbie Jean (Steve) McKinniss of Marion
numerous nieces and nephews
Sister-in-law: Gigi Gubernath of Georgia
and his “other kids”, his prized dogs, Coke, Bullie and Lilbit

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held Saturday September 28, 2019, starting at 3:00 pm at the Sawyer-Ludwig Park, 1313 White Oaks Rd. Marion, Ohio 43302

The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home is assisting the family

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#1 from: Diana keifer
Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 7:37 PM

My heart goes out to my neices he loved his kids and was a good person at heart.he will forever be missed but never forgotten.love you all

#2 from: Carol meadows
Ironton ohio
Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 10:25 PM

So sorry for your loss. May God guide you and put his arms around you 🙏

#3 from: Rhonda Cooper
Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 10:58 PM

I'm so sorry your family has Togo through this may GOD be by your side as you lay your ANGEL Rob to rest. Praying for your family always. He was always good to me when I was around he was quite the character. Again so sorry for your loss he will be greatly missed.

#4 from: Gina Greig
St. Louis
Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 1:57 AM

May  God be with the family of Robert during this very hard time .

#5 from: Dan
Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 3:46 AM

Rest in Peace my friend.  We had sum times.  Always remember you.

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