LeRoy James Styles, age 69, of Yankton, formerly of Vermillion, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at Prairie Homes Assisted Living in Yankton.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with Reverend David Wildermuth officiating. Visitation was from 12 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
LeRoy James Styles was born into a large family on June 18, 1944, in Draper, to Harold and Mary (Robertson) Styles. His family moved to Meckling when he was 16. He married Nancy Gray in July of 1963 in Yankton. They moved to California for a few years where LeRoy worked as a mechanic until moving to the Vermillion area. He started working for the Ford Dealership in Vermillion as a mechanic, which he continued for over 20 years.
LeRoy enjoyed fishing and music. He was a self-taught guitar, harmonica and piano player and loved playing with his brothers on the weekends. He was a man of few words but his family always knew how he felt about them. He was a very supportive father and loved his children, always making sure they had what they needed even if he had to sacrifice things for himself.
Survivors include his three children, Kim Turner of Vermillion, David (Lisa) Styles of Vermillion, and Jeff (Dawn) Styles of Yankton; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Rosemary Orr of Yankton; three brothers, Eddie (Mary) Styles, Richard (Mary) Styles, and Danny (Pam) Styles, all of Sioux Falls. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dorothy Snow; and six brothers, Lester, Donald, Carl, Paul, Orville, and Gene Styles.
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