Robert Thomas (Bobby) LeslieNovember 15, 2013
Robert Thomas (Bobby) Leslie, 69, St. Francisville, Louisianna, formerly of Jefferson City, passed away on Friday, November 1, 2013. Bobby was the youngest son of the late Dr. and Mrs. J. Paul Leslie of St. Francisville, La., also formerly of Jefferson City. Bobby graduated from Helias High School and Lincoln University, both in Jefferson City, Missouri. At both schools he played on championship golf teams later using his coaching talent at schools in Missouri and Louisiana. Bob was instrumental in starting a junior golf program for the State of Missouri that Professional golfer Payne Stewart credited him with creating his interest in playing professional golf. He taught for nearly 40 years, 30 of which were in Jackson, Louisiana where he was named Teacher of the Year for East Feliciana Parish in 1997-1998. He is survived by two brothers, James Paul Jr. of Thibodaux, and Perry Cole of Columbia, Mo.; three nephews, Paul, Perry, and Tommy Leslie; two nieces, Blair Henson and Genevieve Leslie and eight great-nephews and nieces. Relatives and friends were invited to attend the funeral service at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in St. Francisville, La. at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6. Burial was at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church Cemetery.