Leroy Oliver French of Greenwood, passed away at PRMC in Salisbury, Md., on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.
Born in Wilmington on Sept. 8, 1951, he was the son of the late Albert M. and Jeanette Schuler French.
Leroy began working at an early age, and soon found his calling in the carpentry field. He served in the Army during the Vietnam era. Following his release from active duty, he worked for Nanticoke Homes in Greenwood for more than 25 years. He went into business for himself independently building homes in the Delaware area. He then took a position as an independent contractor building homes for Beracah Homes in Greenwood in 2006 where he remained until he was forced into retirement due to his health in 2016.
Leroy was a member of Faith Fellowship Church where he was a past deacon. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, great-grandson and family. He also loved to work on special projects in his home workshop. He enjoyed watching Jimmy Swaggart and One American News.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Bonnie Lou Wood, whom he married on June 28, 1969; one daughter, Missy Toft of Greenwood; three grandchildren, David W. Wroten Jr. and girlfriend Jessica of Seaford, Sierra Short and husband Robert of Laurel, and Nelson Toft Jr. of Greenwood; one great-grandson, Waylon Oliver Short;, a son-in-law, D. Wayne Wroten Sr. of Seaford; two brothers, Eddie French of Delmar, Del. and Albert French (Mary) of Greenwood; and one sister, Linda Steele. He is also survived by his long-time friend and companion, “Trucker.”
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandy Wroten; a brother, Phil Schuler and a sister, Cathy Steele.
Funeral services were held at Framptom Funeral Home, Federalsburg, on Wednesday, Jan. 29. Burial was in Bloomery Cemetery.
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