May 15, 1943 - October 2, 2018
Burial Date: October 8, 2018
A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, October 8, 2018, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Reverend Sharon Phillips of Jesus Mission will officate. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. on Monday, October 8, 2018, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Brenda Howard.
Leslie was born on May 15, 1943, in Muscatine, the son of Charles and Hazel Amanda Bell Crabtree Nesbit. His first marriage was to Carole Thorpe and later married Linda Slykhuis.
He was a member of Jesus Mission Church.
He enjoyed doing auto body repair, fishing, coon hunting, playing pool and guitar, and doing yardwork and landscaping.
Those left to honor his memory include two daughters, Brenda Howard and husband, Todd, of Wilton, and Laura Jones and husband, Steve, of Newton; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Eddie Nesbit and wife, Judy, and Roy Nesbit and wife, Diane, all of Muscatine; and three sisters, Lilly Johnson, Thelma Peterson, and Pansy Hayes.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers including his twin brother, LaVerne Nesbit, and Charles Nesbit, Cecil Nesbit, and Marvin Crabtree; and three sisters, Eva Nesbit, Charlene Nesbit, and Roseann Snyder.