Age 89, of Dimondale, MI, passed away June 11, 2022. He was born August 24, 1932, in Lansing, MI, to Wilford and Jean Leadbitter.
Robert married his lovely bride, Betty Jean Medler, on April 4, 1953. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1952-1954, and was a member of the Lansing Eagles for 60 years. He served as a firefighter for the City of Lansing and retired in 1986. Robert was also the owner of B&L Truck Caps for 52 years (1968-2020). He sponsored several race cars at Spartan Speedway. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends camping at Thornapple Lake, and planning bus trips to various places, especially casinos. Robert will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Betty; son, Ronald (Debbie) Leadbitter; daughter, Beckie (Phil) Wright; adopted daughter, Jill (Gordie) LaMacchia; 5 grandkids; 9 great-grandkids; several nieces and nephews; and special dear friends, Ken (Patty) Carter and Patsy Glossop.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.