OBITUARY

Leroy Floyd

September 30, 1938December 30, 2017
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R. Leroy Floyd, 79 of Madison Heights, passed away at his home on Saturday, December 30, 2017. He was born on September 30, 1938 in Amherst County, son of the late William and Eunice Floyd. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Delores W. Floyd; a son, Tony Floyd; and a sister Shirley Gowen. Leroy was retired from Griffin Pipe and had served his country proudly in the United States Marine Reserves. His greatest loves were the Lord and baseball. Some of his career highlights were having served for a year as President of the Madison Heights Little League, serving for 19 years as President of the Madison Heights Dixie Youth League, 35 years as National Director of Dixie Youth Baseball, and in 1982 he was Dixie Youth World Series tournament director. He was inducted into the Lynchburg Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2007 and the Madison Heights Sports Hall of Fame in 2012. He is survived by his daughter, Sheryl Bryant and her husband, Steve; two brothers, Cecil F. Floyd and wife Eloise, James Floyd and wife Lillian; two sisters, Madeline Mawyer and Elsie Jessee; five grandchildren, Shaun Bryant and wife Rachel, Shane Bryant and wife Rhonda, Stephanie Routon and husband Josh, Summer Yancey and husband Dustin and Schuyler Bryant; ten great grandchildren, Caleb Hanks, Carter Bryant, Carmen Bryant, Carson Bryant, Presley Bryant, Kadin Routon, Colin Routon, Brinley Routon, Brennan Yancey and Braelyn Yancey. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Whitten Monelison Chapel with Reverend Ken Alley and Pastor Glynn Coleman officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 pm – 8 pm on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dixie Youth Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 99, Madison Heights, VA 24572. Whitten Funeral Home and Cremations Service Monelison Chapel, Madison Heights is serving the family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 3, 2018

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 4, 2018

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Brandon Long

January 10, 2018

I am very sorry to hear of the loss of Leroy. I always thought so much of him. He will be missed.

Sandra Gayle Ogden-Wyatt

January 4, 2018

Cheryl,

I was so sad upon learning of Leroy's passing when I spoke with my Mom today. She and my Dad thought so much of Lois and Leroy. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you and give you strength in the coming days.

January 4, 2018

Prayers for you and your family. Chuck and Lucy

Phillip and Stephanie Morris

January 4, 2018

Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort during this difficult time . Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Polly Hamilton

January 3, 2018

So sorry to hear of Leroy's passing. He was always such a nice man. Whenever I saw him he always spoke and had a great smile. He's going to be missed especially during baseball season. Sympathy to all his family and he's going to be remembered for all he did for our youth. Polly

January 2, 2018

Prayers for you Sheryl and all your family. Your dad was a very kind man. Cherish your memories.
Debbie and Claude Dix

January 2, 2018

Mac and I were sorry to learn about Leroy. We grew up together in Monroe many years ago. We have all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
Carolyn McIvor Dews

michael bryant

January 2, 2018

We always enjoyed being around Leroy he was such a nice person and he loved the Lord. I think just about everyone in Madison Heights knew Leroy because of his work with the youth in baseball. He was a dedicated worker for God's house in attendance and working on it. We pray for the family.
Mike & June Bryant

Eleanor Johnson

January 2, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I worked with Leroy at Lynchburg Foundry for many years before the pipe group went to Griffin. I use to type the ball schedules for Leroy back in the 60's. Thought the world of him and I know he will be missed.

Sue Nelson

January 1, 2018

May God bless Cheryl and her family, so sorry or your lost.

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