Sam Salvator Leggio, Jr.

May 21, 1947 - February 23, 2022

Sam Salvator Leggio, Jr., 74, a resident of Lake Placid, FL since 2016, formerly of Hollywood, FL, passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2022, in Belle Glade, FL. He was born May 21, 1947, in Evansville, IN to Sam and Alvenia Leggio, Sr., now deceased.

Sam was of the Catholic faith and was a Veteran of the United States Airforce. He graduated as a master plumber from the military and worked many years as a plumber in Hollywood Florida.

He is survived by his long-time girlfriend, Emma Valencia of Lake Placid; four loving children, Sarah Davis of Winchester, VA, John Leggio of Sebring, FL, Sam Leggio, III of Sebring, and Sandy Leggio of Indianapolis, IN; sister, Jowana Mincey (James) of Okeechobee, FL; twelve grandchildren; as well as five great grandchildren.

Sam was preceded in death by a son, Sam Milton Leggio; daughter, Jowana Marie Leggio; as well as a daughter in law, Karen Leggio.

A Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, May 21, 2022, in Okeechobee.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Vinny yonce Mar 19, 2022 at 3:31 pm

    You were not just a great friend but a even better stepfather! I will never forget you Pop, I love you! Your stepson Vinny

  2. Evelyn Leggio Kelly Mar 20, 2022 at 5:51 pm

    Sam you were in my life from way back. We married had 4 children. We parted ways but we never ever lost each other. You will be in my thoughts always. See ya out at camp where we spent many times together. See you again in that beautiful place you are now.
    Love always and forever,
    Evelyn. Kisses and hugs. XOXO

  3. Evelyn Leggio Kelly Mar 20, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    I just want to say you will be missed. We will remember all the good times.
    Your loving X wife, Evelyn.

  4. Steven Guernsey Mar 21, 2022 at 1:20 pm

    Sambo Thank you for being a huge part of my life you helped mold me into a man from working with you and sitting in a turkey blind next to you .You indirectly saved hundreds of left through the military and through the men you raise Billy daveo and my self as firemen that I’m aware of .thank you for my life I lead today as I teach my children the way you and my father taught me I will continue to show my daughters the same way of life . I will alway cherish our times and remember you .Have fun with my dad up there I’m sure he has a perfect hunting stand picked out for you two already love you brother

  5. Sarah Mar 21, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Going to miss you bald guy. Thanks for being my Dad.

  6. Karin & Aidan Leggio Mar 23, 2022 at 10:13 am

    My Favorite Father in Law-
    I met you on my wedding day 10/18/1996. Sam (Red) said you would be a no show but we were pleasantly surprised! I have GREAT memories of that day and all the days that followed watching your relationship with each other begin. Sadly it was cut short. Red was thankful for your reunion and enjoyed the conversations you shared through the years. Aidan and I will miss those morning facetime chats from your “Office” They were Priceless
    Thank you for your Love, Laughter and Kindness you shared over the years! I know you are in GREAT company, kiss Sam for us! We will miss you and we WILL see you again! XOXO Karin & Aidan Leggio

  7. Rayanna Alderson Coleman May 3, 2022 at 10:50 am

    To one of my favorite cuz. You have always been in my life at one time or another. We grow up in a loving family and had great memories. Will miss you alot. I know that you are in a great place. Say hi to all the family that greets you from all of us left behind. Love you cuz.

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