LeRoy James Styles, age 69, of Yankton, South Dakota, formerly of Vermillion, South Dakota, died Thursday, October 24, 2013, at Prairie Homes Assisted Living in Yankton.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with Reverend David Wildermuth officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 to 2:00 PM on Tuesday at the funeral home.
LeRoy James Styles was born into a large family on June 18, 1944, in Draper, South Dakota, to Harold and Mary (Robertson) Styles. His family moved to Meckling, South Dakota when he was 16. He married Nancy Gray in July of 1963 in Yankton. They moved to California for a few years where LeRoy worked as a mechanic until moving to the Vermillion area. He started working for the Ford Dealership in Vermillion as a mechanic which he continued for over 20 years.
LeRoy enjoyed fishing and music. He was a self-taught guitar, harmonica, and piano player and loved playing with his brothers on the weekends. He was a man of few words but his family always knew how he felt about them. He was a very supportive father and loved his children, always making sure they had what they needed even if he had to sacrifice things for himself.
Survivors include his three children: Kim Turner of Vermillion, South Dakota; David (Lisa) Styles of Vermillion, and Jeff (Dawn) Styles of Yankton; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sister, Rosemary Orr of Yankton; three brothers: Eddie (Mary) Styles; Richard (Mary) Styles, and Danny (Pam) Styles all of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dorothy Snow; and six brothers: Lester, Donald, Carl, Paul, Orville, and Gene Styles.
Messages will be reviewed and posted within 1 business day.
To the Styles Family: I'm so sorry to hear that your dad/brother/uncle has passed away. You are in my thoughts at this sad time.
Jeff and family, please know how sorry we are to hear about your dad's passing. God bless you all during this time.
Mike & Tracy Chamberlain
Thoughts and prayers for LeRoy's family at this time or sorrow.
Anita Johnson, cousin
When the Lord calls a loved one home. He leaves a gift of memories in exchange. Treasure your many memories. I am very sorry for your loss. Leroy was a wonderful father, grandfather, brother and friend. My condolences, you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you.
Y'all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time for your families. Hold tight to your memories they will bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Doris Styles Henson
Prayers are sent your way cherish those memories and hold them close to your heart that is something no one can take from you share the stories to help you heal thru these difficult days. Remember he will always be beside you each day, he has no more pain no more worries. He is your guardian Angel tell you meet him again God Bless each and every one of you.
Saddened by your loss. Praying for peace to see you through this difficult time.
Donna Styles Blassingham
It was with sadness I read of Leroy's passing. I remember him from the Ford garage. He was always friendly, and would take the time to talk to me. I knew him as a good man who cared about others. May the Lord lighten your at this time of sorrow.
To the Family,
I just heard of Leroy passing, I am very sorry, I really liked him a lot. He always put a smile on your face. I send my love your way, God Bless you all.
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