GRANGER — LeRoy N. Carrick Jr., 71, of Granger, passed away Thursday evening, Nov. 28, 2019, at Elkhart General Hospital, following an extended illness.
LeRoy was born Oct. 10, 1948, in Elkhart, to LeRoy N. and Velma Ruth (Vaughn) Carrick Sr.
He married the former Anita L. Mapes on March 15, 1968, in Elkhart.
Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Anita L. Carrick; two sons, Scott A. (Angie) Carrick and Steven M. (Donna) Carrick; six loving grandchildren, Ashton Sova (Olivia Branson), Brayden Sova, Quinlan Carrick, Shaelyn Carrick, Damen Manning and Megan Manning; two great-grandchildren, Jaxson Manning and Owen Branson, with another one on the way.; also surviving are a sister, Patricia Ann Carrick and his father, LeRoy N. Carrick Sr.
He was preceded in death by his mother, a daughter, Racel Lynn “Shelly” Carrick and sister Wilma Jane Wills.
LeRoy retired from MSC Industrial Direct Co. as a receiver after 11 years, retiring in 2007.
He loved being outdoors, hunting, fishing and drag racing.
But most of all was spending time with his family and being a granddad.
A gathering of family and friends will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4; with services celebrating LeRoy’s life following at 6 p.m. at Billings Funeral Home.
Pastor Rick Pirtle of Riverview General Baptist Church will officiate.
Cremation was chosen and burial will be at a later date in Prairie Street Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly request memorials to Humane Society of Elkhart Co. or the American Diabetes Association.
Condolences may be made online at the Billings Funeral Home website.