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.
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WAKE: 6-8pm, Thursday, January 30, 2020
Black and Clark Funeral Home Chapel
2517 E. Illinois Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75216
Date: Friday, January 31, 2020
Time: 11:00 am
Golden Gate Missionary Baptist Church