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Richard Spencer Leigh

Interment Info: Linnemann Funeral Home Crematory

Richard Spencer Leigh, 73, of Burlington, KY, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence, KY.

Rick was a raceing official for over 50 years, an avid golfer and a Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians fan.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Harold K. Leigh (TUBBY) AND Ella Maley Leigh.

He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Amy Leigh; his son, Tyler Picklesimer of Edgewood, KY; his daughters, Raina Baize of Lexington, KY, and Harmony (Dave) Myres of Hebron, KY; and his siblings, Linda Bebout and Joe (Linda) Leigh.

Rick also leaves behind his grandchildren, Tanner and Bailey Baize.

Services for Rick will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations to, Alzheimer’s Association or Kidney Cancer Research.

Online condolences to:

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Richard Spencer Leigh


Linnemann Funeral Home Crematory

Address: 30 Commonwealth Avenue Erlanger, KY - Kentucky 41018
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Richard Spencer Leigh


Thinking of the family

Rick will be missed by many. His wonderful sense of humor always made me laugh.
Amy, I will cherish the memories that we had together, especially at Del Mar.
Love to all,
Nancy Marks

You will be missed!

Rick, you were always a great source of information in guidance for me while we were creating software that you and your colleagues would use. You made learning the nuances of the racing business a lot of fun! Definitely a man’s man and great guy to hang out with.
RIP my friend! Brad Kimbrell


I had great fortune to work under some fantastic racing secretaries, but I consider myself very lucky to have known and worked for and with Rick my entire time as a racing official. He and Amy opened their home to me, and his racing office at Turfway will always be the most enjoyable I ever worked at. There will never be a time I go to the track that I won’t think of him. – Mark Hoard

amy and kids

We are so sorry to hear of Ricks passing. We had some good times on Sunset. Rick was always a lot of fun. you all will be in our thoughts and prayers
The Manning’s and The Petroze’s

Prayers for the Family

I am so sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. I was fortunate to have known him for many years while training at Turfway Park. My prayers are with the family.
Kim Chapman

Rick Leigh

May you Rest in Peace my friend.

Rich, I’ve known you forever but let’s not talk baseball…you were always so funny and good to be around. See you again someday at the same address we all will call home at some point. RIP!!! Lee Gott

RIP, Gods Speed!!!

Uncle Rick

Always appreciated your laughter, in spite of hardship in front of you- you were always joking! You will be missed! Much love, Beth and Bruce (and family)