Douglas Keith Leidy, age 72 of Pinehurst, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. His loving wife Marjory was by his side.
Doug was born on August 16, 1949 in Bucks County, PA, to the late Arthur Leidy and Virginia Krupp Leidy. After graduating from college, Doug served in the National Guard for 6-1/2 years. Doug owned and operated Lund Brothers Nursery in Hatfield, PA, for over 35 years, specializing in dwarf conifers and nurturing long-term relationships with his customers.
In 1998 Doug and Marjory met on the first tee of Indian Valley Country Club in Telford, PA, and fell in love almost immediately. They dated for 2 years and were married in 2000.
In 2005, he and Marjory retired to Pinehurst, NC, to pursue their passion for golf. Doug worked at Pinehurst #7 for 15 years as a dedicated bag attendant. In time he found his passion for volunteering surpassed his passion for golf. He volunteered at FirstHealth Hospice House, Meals on Wheels, the Sandhills Coalition and Moore County Backpack Pals.
Doug was a member of Trinity Christian Fellowship in Pinehurst, where he served as a greeter at the door every Sunday, attended multiple Bible study groups, was an usher and a lay reader. He also visited the sick and homebound folks. Just before he became ill, Doug attended the first of two classes to become a hospital chaplain so that he could visit and encourage those in the hospital.
He will long be remembered for his Cross Ministry at Panera Bread. Several days a week for the past 8 years he had a display of crosses with a sign that read “Take one and be blessed.” Some people would simply take a cross, while others would sit and chat, and sometimes ask for prayer. Whether serving his church or the community, Doug gave it his all with determination and purpose.
Doug is survived by his wife of 21 years, Marjory Leidy of Pinehurst, along many close friends who will forever cherish his memory.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity Christian Fellowship in Pinehurst with Rev. Ellis Brooks officiating.
In memory of Doug, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Christian Fellowship, 425 Magnolia Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374, or to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.
Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com
Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst.