Obituary for Mr. Leroy Virgil Finley Sr

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Mr. Leroy Virgil Finley Sr

July 18, 1937 - January 27, 2020

Reflection of a Life Well Lived
Leroy Virgil Finley Sr., was born July 18, 1937 to Dorothy Mae and Grady Helton in Dallas, Texas.
Leroy attended Elementary School in Dallas, Texas until the age of seven when he and his mother moved to Chicago, IL.

Leroy graduated from Dunbar Vocational High School where he was an All-City track and field athlete. He met and married his high school sweetheart Edna Lorraine. To this union 3 children were born. While in Chicago, Leroy met legendary Cubs pitcher Ernie Banks and together they organized the Ernie Banks Little League baseball team.

Leroy was known as a great businessman having opened several businesses while in Chicago. In 1981, Leroy and his family moved to Dallas. He joined Golden Gate Missionary Baptist Church at the request of his aunt Evangeline Reed. He was an active member of the Nursing Home Ministry, bringing his special sense of humor to many residents around Dallas. Leroy was a long time member of AARP and eventually became the Dallas Chapter President to the Stephens Park Chapter 2032.
With the help of his sons, Leroy became the owner of Beckley Medical Supply Company which now celebrates its 37th year in existence. His devotion as a husband, father figure to many, brother, nephew, grandfather and uncle, who loved and respected everyone, was remarkable. He was affectionately known as Pops, Old Man, Happy & Bo Diddley depending on the relationship he had with you.

Leroy made his transition on January 27, 2020 after a long illness. He leaves to mourn his memory his wife of 61 years Edna, his sons, Leroy Jr. (Melinda) and Kevin (Sandra) and daughter Kristy. Grandchildren; Chez, Major, Kevin II, Camille, Cordel, Alistar, Allan and Aaron. Great-grandchildren; Caitlyn, Chase, Kayden and Kaleb. Sisters; Adrienne, Jacqueline and Edna Denise. A host of loving nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.


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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Black and Clark Funeral Home


2517 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216

WAKE: 6-8pm, Thursday, January 30, 2020
Black and Clark Funeral Home Chapel
2517 E. Illinois Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75216

Service Information

Date: Friday, January 31, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

Golden Gate Missionary Baptist Church


1101 Reverend CBT Smith Street (Formerly Sabine Street)
Dallas, Texas 75203

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Born: July 18, 1937
Died: January 27, 2020

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Steven G. Hill posted on 1/30/20

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Broddrick & Tamesha Warner posted on 1/30/20

As you go through life's greatest sorrow ,the loss of someone you love,may your own faith in God sustain you bringing you comfort today ,courage for tomorrow and hope in your heart always. Praying that the understanding sympathy of those who care will be a comfort to you now, and that the Lord's promise will bring you hope and reassurance in the days to come. We’re praying for you all individually and collectively, God Bless. With Our Deepest Sympathy,Prayers, and Love! Broddrick & Tamesha Warner (Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law Of Mr Leroy “Corky” Finley, Jr.)


Corky, Melinda, Chez, Camille, Cordel, Caitlyn and Chace posted on 1/29/20

It is with great sadness and joy that I post to my late Father-in-laws page today. "Dad" as we affectionately called him; will TRULY be missed! He and I had a bond and an understanding that couldn't be shaken. He would always tease and say, Linda if I ever got into it with somebody and needed backup; I would call you, lol. Our bond was so strong; God called him home on my birthday...I know Dad had something to do with that:-) because as I knew...I was his favorite Daughter-in-Law (Ha Ha Sandra). Dad had a strong spirit; but a loving and giving heart. One of the things that I loved most about him was that he loved us all and we knew it and he always wanted his Children, Grands, Great-Grands on down to other Family members and Friends to gather; he always wanted us around and that was heartwarming. I will miss his smile and his infectious laugh; if something tickled Dad; he would laugh so hard; you couldn't help but to also. If we needed anything as his Children; all we had to do was utter the words and it was done. He never was going to allow us to want for anything al long as he had breath in his body. He showed affection to us and it was reciprocated. The years that he was away from us; God Blessed me to be his personal barber and my Husband, Corky and I was also able to go visit with him every Sunday; even when I didn't feel well myself; to God be the Glory! My Husband is his Father's namesake; which he wears with Pride! My life has truly been Blessed because of Dad and I will miss him; but thankful to God that he is finally resting in his loving warms.


Thomas Hart posted on 1/29/20

To my Godfather(Corkey) and His Family, you're in my heart and mind. I share my love, and condolences to you all in your time of mourn. We all understand, this is life and this what makes us want to live more abundantly and cherish every moment and memory we create w/ one another. So, to you and from my Family, God bless, Hold, and Comfort you in your time of grievance.. Remain Positive and Encourage, as the days pass and the weight is a bit less heavier. One Love, Tomcat!