Leroy served as a faithful volunteer for the Christmas Bureau for twenty years. Leroy and brother-in-law John Kimple picked up and delivered supplies for the bureau, always with a smile and willing heart. Leroy was the resident handyman during the holiday shop. He never complained and always had a smile on his face.
Leroy served during World War II as an aircraft mechanic. He retired from Standard Oil. In 1960 he was elected to the Merriam City Council, serving 2 years. He also served on the Merriam Elementary School Board. He was active in the Merriam Optimist Club, the Merriam Christian Church and the Lenexa Masonic Lodge. Leroy was laid to rest with military honors at Johnson County Memorial Gardens.