Football

LeRoy Eugene Clayton

January 28, 1949 ~ March 31, 2022 (age 73)

Obituary

LeRoy Eugene Clayton born on a Friday, January 28, 1949, in Dallas, Texas to Ida Mae Rollins and Johnny B. Clayton.  LeRoy was educated in the Dallas Independent School District, graduating from Franklin D Roosevelt High School in Oak Cliff, Texas in 1967. Years later LeRoy moved to West Dallas, TX. There he had many friends. He drove for the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) transporting the L.G. Pinkston Drill Team to Thursday and Friday night football games, in addition to transporting other area students to many other sporting and school events around the DFW area.

In his early years, LeRoy discovered his love for basketball. Over time those who knew and played with him said “he was a pretty good shooter” and you couldn’t give him any room, because he rarely missed. “Swish” Outside of playing basketball, LeRoy enjoyed shooting pool, playing dominoes, and a good game of Spades, In addition, there was no doubt that he enjoyed football. He was a “True to the Blue” and “Die Hard” Dallas Cowboy fan! Also, from time to time family and friends had opportunities to hear LeRoy sing a tune or two, he truly had a voice. He loved listening to music and loved R&B groups such as The Temptations, the O’Jays, Ron Bank and The Dramatics, and many other groups of the '60s, '70s, and '80s.

Personality-wise LeRoy was fun to be around. He could make you laugh unexpectedly, especially when he did his Bernie Mack imitation. All in all, he was a pretty cool guy. But most of all and most important, he was a Son, Brother, Father, Uncle, Nephew, Cousin, Husband, and Friend to many. He will be missed.

Proceeded in Death by his Grandparents: Nora and Louise Trayhan, Mother: Ida Mae Rollins, Father: Johnny B. Clayton, Brother: Clifford Allen Lanier, Son: Codie Brodnax, Great Nephew: Eriquson Patt, Son-In-Law: Billy Whittaker, Nephews: Marcus Turner and De'Angelo Roundtree, Aunt: Rosetta Richard, 2nd Cousin: LaToya Gray, and Ms. Gwendolyn J. Turner.

Children: Daughter: Tammie Sadler, Sons: Leroy Eugene Moore Jr., Michael Eugene & Kera Thomas, Stepson: Willie Moore, Robert Loyde Thomas, and Shena LaShone Thomas-Price. Grandchildren: Dustin Sadler, Marces Sadler, Destry Westmoland, Leroya Moore, Zoe Lonia Cummings, Billy Thomas, Priscilla, C’ara and T’ara Howard, Shatara Brown, De'Arius Bonner, De’ Marcus Whittaker, Shena Thomas, Diamond Thomas, Terry Versey, Xavier J, Katana, Tony, TeTe, and Shanice. Great Grandchildren: Carter Sadler, Aianna Sadler, Melanie Sadler, Josiah Sadler, Khalil Arnold Jr., D’Arius Bonner Jr., Rae’Lynn Howard, D'Heir Bonner, Jakyvion Spears, Zion Spears, Kensie, Legend, Messiah, Logan, Kalie, Promise, and Avery, Niece: Anissa Jones, Life long Friend: James Felder, and a circle of extended family and friends.

~Viewing and Cremation~ Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022 Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Location: Simple Cremation 4301 E. Loop 820 S. Fort Worth, TX 75237 ~Repast~ Time: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM Location: 4th Quarter Sports Bar & Grill 7460 S. Westmoreland Rd. Dallas, TX 75237

In Lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider donating to American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) LeRoy loved his dog, "Missy". He had to let her go once he could not continue to care for her!

Matthew 11:28-29 Come to me, all who are weary and are heavily laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
April 9, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
SimpleCremation.org

Repast
Saturday
April 9, 2022

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
4th Quarter Sports Bar & Grill
7460 S. Westmoreland Rd.
Dallas, TX 75237

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