His memories will be cherished by his beloved wife of the home, Dorothy C. Howard; sons Rev. Ronald (Philamena) Howard of San Pedro, CA, Leroy P. Howard, Florence SC, Alger Peay, Jimmie (Valarie) Peay, Sumter, SC; daughters, Loretta (Vernon) Helper of Atlantic City, NJ, Gloria Peay, Decatur, GA, Mariah A. Armstrong, Sumter, SC, Dorothy (Larry) Johnson, San Antonio, TX; one sister, Doris Gibson of Sumter, SC; sisters-in-law, Ophelia Howard of Sumter, Preshes Wilson, Dalzell, Mary R. (Leroy) Ramsey, Sumter, Irene Simmons, Cross, SC, and Josphine Campbell, Washington, DC; brothers-in-law, Francis (Ruth) Campbell, Rembert, SC, Stevenson (Dawn) Campbell, Hopkins, SC; a cousin raised as a brother Melvin (Louise) Keith, Sumter, SC; a special granddaughter Geryreon Peay of Decatur, GA; fourteen grandchildren, sixteen great- grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents Leroy was preceded in death by his parents Leroy was preceded in death by his brother Harold Howard Jr. and stepfather Alfred Bolling.
Public viewing will be held Tuesday, August 4, 2015 from 12noon -7pm at Job’s Mortuary
Mr. Howard will be place in the church on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 10:00 am for viewing until hour of service.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 11:00 am at Wayman Chapel AME Church 160 North Kings Highway with Rev. Laddie N. Howard, Pastor/ Eulogist.
Interment will follow in Hillside Memorial Park.
Family receiving friends at the home 5370 Keith Road, Sumter.