November 5, 2013 Oakland: Michael A. Leighton, 46 died Tuesday November 5 at the US VA Medical Center at Togus following a long illness. He was born in Augusta on March 13, 1967 the son of Paul and Sandy (Gibbons) Leighton. Michael graduated from Hall Dale High School and Zion Bible Institute in Rhode Island. He was a US Air Force Veteran, having been stationed in Japan and South Korea, he was involved in the First Iraq Invasion. He was predeceased by a brother Troy Leighton in 2004. Surviving are his parents, Paul and Sandy Leighton of Oakland, 2 brothers Derek Nickerson of Oakland and Craig Leighton and wife Christy of Clinton, 2 nieces MacKenzie Nickerson and Ashley Leighton, 2 nephews Timothy Nickerson and Austin Leighton. Friends are invited to visit 7-9 PM on Thursday November 7 at the Wheeler Funeral Home 26 Church Street Oakland, where a funeral service will be 10:00 AM on Friday November 8. Burial will follow at the Lewis Cemetery in Oakland. Those who wish may make memorial donations to Huntington s Disease Scciety of America 158 West 29th Street, NY,NY 10001-5300 Arrangements are by Wheeler Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Oakland, www.wheelerfh.com .