OBITUARY

Leroy Henry Henry Fega

December 3, 1922November 21, 2013
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Leroy Henry Fega, 90, a resident of Harrisonburg, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at his home. He was born on December 3, 1922 in Axtell, Kansas and was the son of the late Eugene and Loretta Atkins Fega. Leroy lived the majority of his life in the Harrisonburg area. He served in the Army Air Corp during WWII from May 1941 to October 1945 where he received a Bronze Star and a Good Conduct Medal. He owned and operated Rockingham Ford Tractor Sales from 1968 until he sold the business and retired in 1984.

He was a member of Harrisonburg Baptist Church, ACCA Temple, past president of Valley Shrine Club, past president of Harrisonburg Moose Lodge #1686, a member of Rockingham Union Masonic Lodge in Harrisonburg, VFW Rion-Bowman Post 632, and a past member of Harrisonburg Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks #450. Having served on the Board of Directors at Lakeview Golf Course, Leroy was a passionate and avid golfer and played up until October 2013.

On December 16, 1944 he married the former Anna Lee Armentrout, who survives. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family, predeceased by 1 brother and 4 sisters. Mr. Fega was also preceded in death by his only child, a daughter, Tina Lee Fega who died on June 14, 1969. In addition to his wife, Leroy is survived by his beloved dachshund, “Wendy”; several nieces and nephews; and special caregivers, Cherry and Ric Tharp, Pat and Irving Byrd, Joyce Nair, his niece, Kitty Cline and Sentara Hospice. The family will receive friends 6-8:00 pm, Friday evening, November 22, at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg. A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, November 23, at the Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Sam Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Woodbine Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Shrine Hospitals for Children, 1819 Martz Rd., Harrisonburg, VA 22802 or Sentara Hospice, 2200 Beery Rd., Harrisonburg, VA 22801 or online at Sentara.com/homecare.

Online condolences may be sent to the Fega family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 23, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, November 22, 2013
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Mike & Claudia Mutespaugh

December 3, 2013

Mr Fega was a wonderful man, one of the finest men we ever knew. There are no words to express the sorrow in our hearts. Please know that our deepest sympathy and our love are with you.

Michael Phillips

November 27, 2013

To the family,
In 1977, I bought my first 2 Ford tractors from Mr. Fega. He was a very understanding business man and treated each customer with respect and dignity. He was fair and honest. I learned from him the ethics of how a business should be run. I hope that I can put those business practices that he taught me into practice in my own farming operation. He was one of my role models!
I send my thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. May God give each of you His Peace and comfort in the coming days.

Gary Ogle

November 23, 2013

A hook and a slice. A triple putt, what a great day. That is what I would hear. What I saw was a rock solid man who set an example on how God intended us to be. Scripture tells us that we will be together again. When I close my eyes I can see Uncle Leroy with Tina Lee in his lap reading the comics out of the newspaper. I love the smell of toast and coffee that Aunt Anna and my mother was making in the kitchen. See you soon Uncle Leroy, I love you and really miss you.

P.S.
Please give Tina Lee a hug for me.

JAKE LOHR

November 22, 2013

LEROY WILL BE MISSED I THINK OF HIM EVERY TIME I HIT THE MAPLE TREE ON #5 HOLE FAREWAY TREE ON RIGHT. LAKE SIDE

Bill Crouse

November 22, 2013

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

FROM THE FAMILY

Leroy as a high school student in Axtell, Kansas

FROM THE FAMILY

Tech Sgt. Fega in the Army Air Corps. It's no wonder that Anna Lee was smitten the first time she saw him.

FROM THE FAMILY

Anna Lee and Leroy shortly after their marriage in 1944.

FROM THE FAMILY

Leroy and Anna Lee not long after they were married, probably around 1945.

FROM THE FAMILY

Leroy as one of the managers for Valley Distributors, Inc. in Harrisonburg.