Robert G. Leadbitter

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.


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June 15, 2022 at 11:04 am

So sorry for this loss. We hold many cherished memories with this wonderful man! Peace to his family and all who knew him. Bryan, Peggy and family

Dennis Figley
June 15, 2022 at 3:52 pm

My sympathy to the family. I knew Bob through B & L as well as Spartan Speedway. Always enjoyed talking to him about racing. He was a great guy!! God Bless!

Sandy waldron
June 16, 2022 at 11:07 am

Bob always made us laugh when he came to the pharmacy he was my favorite customer so sorry for your loss my prayers are with Betty and his family. Sandy W

Ben Medler
June 17, 2022 at 8:38 am

When I think about family gatherings growing up, Bob always comes to mind. His humor and friendliness rubbed off on everyone around him. A kind soul, through and through. He will be greatly missed.
Love to the family,

Carol Medler
June 17, 2022 at 2:35 pm

He brought joy to all.

I pray for your comfort…Betty, Ron and Debbie, Beckie and Phil.


Janine Medler
June 17, 2022 at 4:11 pm

I will miss Uncle Bob’s smile, laughter and making us feel good. Always in my heart. Sympathy and prayers of peace to the family.

Dianna Emerson
June 19, 2022 at 9:15 am

Bob came into our lives through the Lansing Fire Department and his truck topper business. A friend to all. One very special man. Doug and Dianna Emerson

Ralph Koren
June 19, 2022 at 8:26 pm

Our family lived across the street from Bob and family back in the day in South Lansing. Bob was always there to help us and was always kind. Our sincere condolences to the family.

John Tybinka
June 20, 2022 at 8:08 pm

Bob was special man that was liked by all.He loved life and truly enjoyed people.

Nancy Sellers
June 21, 2022 at 12:28 pm

So sorry about Bob passing. Fond memories knowing Bob and dear friend Betty for many years. Peace be with you and dear family. Love Nancy Sellers


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