Leroy S. KlepperNovember 23, 1926 ~ September 17, 2017 (age 90)
Rogersville: Leroy S. Klepper, age 90, of Rogersville, died Sunday, September 17, 2017, surrounded by his family at his residence following an extended illness. He was a member of Hickory Cove Missionary Baptist Church since 1938, was ordained as a deacon in 1951 until his death and served as treasurer from 1954-2015. Leroy was employed by IPP & AU at Pressmen's Home, Holston Defense (1967-1989) and the Romoco Farm Store. Mr. Klepper was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in the South Pacific during World War II. Leroy was a member of Overton Lodge No. 5 F. & A.M. since December of 1949, a Scottish Rite Mason since 1952, a member of Kerbela Shrine and a charter member of Jericho Temple since 1976. Mr. Klepper was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion for 60 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ezra and Maggie Price Klepper; sister, Louise Byrd.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Volena Burdine Klepper of the home; daughters, Gena G. Davis and husband, Ira of Rogersville and Lesa K. Klepper of Savannah, GA; grandsons, Wesley Douglas McBrayer and wife, Carmon and Brandon Leroy McBrayer; great grandchildren, Shaelyn J. McBrayer and Cruz Mason McBrayer; sister, Mary Elizabeth Bell of Rogersville; a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Calling hours will be 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville. Masonic funeral rites will be performed by Overton Lodge No. 5 F. & A.M. prior to the funeral service.
Funeral service will be conducted at 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Tommy Seals and Rev. Steve Holt officiating. Graveside service will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at McKinney Cemetery with military honors provided by Hawkins County Color Guard and the U.S. Navy.
Online condolences may be made at www.broomefuneralhome.com
BROOME FUNERAL HOME, ROGERSVILLE is honored to serve the Klepper family.