Leroy Canoe, son of Adam and Jennie (Pettit) Canoe, was born on January 20, 1952 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and departed this life on Thursday, February 15, 2018 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma at 66 years of age.
Leroy worked at Greenleaf nursery for 14 years and at Tyson industries to help support his family through the years. He served his country in the Marines and he attended the Indian Methodist Church in Stilwell for as long as he was able. Leroy enjoyed watching TV with his son, Jay. He liked comedies, wrestling, OU Football, OKC Thunder and Nascar (Jeff Gordon was his favorite driver). Leroy liked fishing and hanging out with family and friends. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and loved playing ball with his granddaughter Sugar!
Leroy was preceded in death by his sisters: Margaret Vann, Leona Snell and Caroline Littledeer, brother: Daniel Canoe and step sisters: Deborah Wilson and Esther Sanders.
He is survived by a loving and devoted family that includes his wife: Mary Canoe, son: Jay Lee Canoe, of the home in Stilwell, OK, step sons: Gary Cochran and Jimmy Cochran of Stilwell, 11 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter, brother: John Canoe, sisters: Katie Mink, Mary Scott and husband Joe, Jennie Taylor and husband Dexter, all of Stilwell, step brothers: Sonny Wilson and wife Sally of Gore, OK, Kenneth Wilson and wife Bobbi of Sallisaw, OK, Timothy Carey and wife Shelly of Chewey, OK, step sisters: Rena Glenn and husband David of Stilwell, Pamela Wilson of Tahlequah, OK.
A host of other relatives and friends also survive him.
Funeral services were held at 1 pm on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Roberts/Reed-Culver Chapel, Stilwell, Oklahoma with Bro. Gary Leach officiating. Interment followed at
South Bunch Cemetery, Bunch, Oklahoma.