March 4, 2018
Wesley Scott Leiphart, 67, of Seagrove, NC left our world on March 4, 2018.
Wes was a passionate gardener, a spiritual philosopher, an educator, a loving husband and father. He loved to say that he worked all his life to support his gardening habit, and being in the beautiful gardens was his favorite place to be. Honoring the cycle of life, planting, nourishing, harvesting, cutting wood and communing with nature were an integral part of Wes. He was a teacher of many things to many people, kind, thoughtful and provocative. After moving to Seagrove, he took a keen interest in pottery and was a team member at many local wood firings. Wes was the greeter at Jugtown Pottery for all the special events and was the first welcoming face of the morning.
Born in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, he attended college in NC, traveling some and returning to live here. He worked in the public school system for 32 years, retiring in 2010. He made a strong impact on many of his students, remaining friends with them for life.
He is survived by his wife, Jennie Lorette Keatts of Seagrove, NC; son, Arthur Wesley Leiphart of Appleton, WI; sisters Kathy White of Pilot Mountain, NC and Malinda Kohr of Lebanon, PA.
A celebration of his life is being planned for later this spring.
Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the family.
Condolences may be made online at pinesfunerals.com