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Leroy Woodard Jr., affectionately known as Pops, Papa, Doobie & Sonny was born in Bastrop, Texas on September 12, 1941. Leroy accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at Union Chapel AME Church, in May 2015. At the age of seven, Leroy met Eileen Kellough to whom he later wed on October 23, 1965. Leroy and Eileen were inseparable for 54 years until she proceeded him in death. They shared a strong bond, enjoying: cooking, fishing, debating, spending quality time with family, taking care of their fur babies and road trips.
He enjoyed spending early mornings with his "coffee buddies," Darnell Washington, Brian Washington, Alcie Peterson, Joe Milton, Willie Delarosa, Chester McDonald and Richard Revetta. Many of their spirited conversations involved his second love of driving trucks and time he spent serving our country in the United States Army 101st Airborne Division. Leroy will be remembered as a man who never met a stranger, gave everyone a nickname, loved cars, dogs and his family.
Leroy was proceeded in death by his parents Leroy Woodard Sr. and Bertha Woodard, brother William Woodard, and wife, Eileen Woodard.
Leroy leaves irreplaceable memories to his daughters: Pamela Marcet Wade, Esther Ihegborow, and Violet Blalock; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 3 great- great-grandchildren; sisters, Adele tTorne (Don), LouAnna Washington (Bobby); his roommate Steve Wiggins aka Andy and a host of family and friends.
He will be truly missed by all the lives he touched.