Leroy Stansbury, age 90, went to be with Jesus on February 1st, 2020, at Webb City Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born June 18, 1929, in Webb City,MO, to Mirrel and Anthelia (Smith) Stansbury.
Leroy graduated from Webb City High School, 1947. He entered the U.S. Air Force in June 1947 and spent three years in service as a Corporal. He was stationed at Hickam Field Hawaii, and was also part of the forces that served one year during the Occupational Force in Japan.
After returning to the states, Leroy worked for Twigs Industrial, out of Indiana, where they manufactured helicopter parts for Vietnam. He later moved to Ft. Lauderdale, FL, where he owned a trucking business and for 35 years supplied dump trucks and material for the Florida Highway Department. After retiring, Leroy returned to his beloved Webb City.
Leroy was blessed by the almighty God and was honored to spread God’s word and be a witness for Jesus. He enjoyed having Bible studies at the residential care facilities in Webb City. Leroy loved the church and attended both Harmony Heights Baptist Church, of Joplin, and First Christian Church, of Webb City.
Leroy was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Tracy Stansbury, 27 years of age; his sister, Treva Stansbury Ferrier; and a niece, Vickie Purl Ferrier Taylor.
He is survived by his nephew, John (Skip) Ferrier and his wife, Vicki; and many cousins, but it was his favorite cousin, Brenda Hulderman, whose loving care gave Leroy comfort and assurance during the last few years of his life.
There will be a graveside service, along with a military tribute, at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, in Joplin; date at this time is pending.
In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make a memorial donation to the Gideon’s who help send Bibles all over the world.
The family would like to thank the staff at Webb City Health and Rehab and Avalon Hospice for their kindness and compassion during this difficult time.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ozark Memorial Park Crematory, Joplin.