Robert Virgil LeRoy

March 10, 1934 - September 25, 2015
Traverse City, MI



Saturday, October 10, 2015
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Montague Estate Vineyard
9674 Montague Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 929-9395


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Father Fred Foundation
P.O. Box 2260
Traverse City, MI 49685
(231) 947-2055
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Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Cherryland Floral
1208 S. Garfield
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-5761
Driving Directions
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Flower Station
341 W. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 946-1742
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Life Story / Obituary


Our beloved father, Robert Virgil LeRoy, of Lake Ann and Travares, Florida, passed away on Sept. 25, 2015.

He was preceded in death by his son, Kent LeRoy.

He is survived by his sister, Patrica Atley, of Leesburg, Florida; and his daughters, Kim Hayter, of North Port, Florida, Kathy Knowles, of Port Charlotte, Florida, and Kristina Hooper, of Traverse City. He is also survived by his grandsons, Luke LeRoy, Adam Wilson, Larry Boyd and Tyler Knowles.

Robert believed in doing things the right way, “My Way.” He was an avid gardener, pilot, ship’s captain, scuba diver, roller blader, sky diver and bowler. He divided his time between Michigan and Florida, traveling with the weather.

He was a masonry contractor in Traverse City for 30 years, retiring in 2002.

He served three years in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Monssen DD789 as a gunner’s mate.

He was a devout Christian man.

Friends and family are invited to a life celebration on Oct. 10, 2015 from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Montague Estate Vineyard, 9674 Montague Road, Traverse City, MI 49686. A brief military service will be held at 3 p.m. by the Cherryland VFW Post 2780 and the U.S. Navy Honor Guard.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Father Fred Foundation, PO Box 2260, Traverse City, MI 49686.

Thank you to Hospice of Michigan for your assistance in the care of our challenging father.

Please visit Robert’s webpage at to sign the guestbook and share a message with his family.

The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.