Richard Donald LeCroy
Tuscaloosa - Richard Donald LeCroy, age 66, born in Clanton, Alabama, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on October 27, 2018 at DCH Regional Medical Center. He was a servant of Jesus Christ, loving husband, guiding father and sweet "Pop''.
He was preceded in death by his infant son, Brannon and parents, M.A. and Louise LeCroy.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Cheri LeCroy of Northport, Alabama; sons, Courtney LeCroy (Lauren) of Northport, Alabama and Kyle LeCroy (Deirdre) of London, England; granddaughters, Addy and Audrey LeCroy of Northport; sister, Margaret Dowdle (Johnny) of Brent, Alabama; nephew, Shayne Dowdle (Barbara) of Brent, Alabama; and niece, Michelle Rogers (Brett) of Centreville, Alabama.
Richard gave his life to Christ at an early age and served Him as a member of Brent Baptist Church, Alberta Baptist Church and most recently Five Points Baptist Church for the past 33 years. During his lifetime Richard served as a Deacon, R.A. leader, teacher, and on numerous leadership committees. Richard enjoyed being active and spent years coaching baseball at Kentuck Park in the Warrior Baseball program as well as R.A. basketball and girls softball at Five Points Baptist Church. He saw the potential in every boy and girl on the teams he coached and relished the opportunity to make a positive impact in their lives.
Richard graduated from The University of Alabama in 1974 and was a Certified Public Accountant. He opened his own practice in 1978 and loved serving clients for the past 40 years. Although termed clients, Richard thought of them as dear friends and was thankful for the opportunity to serve them, many of whom he knew for the entire tenure of his practice. Richard also loved those he practiced accounting with and considered them his best friends as much as his colleagues and co-workers.
He was an avid fan of any sport at The University of Alabama. He and Cheri attended as many athletic events at the Capstone as possible through the years. He loved Alabama Football and taking his granddaughters to Alabama Gymnastics meets. Richard was also an avid golfer and enjoyed time on the course with his friends.
Richard was a loving husband and father who cherished the moments he spent with his loved ones. He never missed an opportunity to be an encouragement to those around him. Richard was an unceasing supporter of his sons' pursuits whether athletic or academic. He loved his girls, Addy and Audrey, and took pride in being called their "Pop.'' He made the most of life and those who knew him are better for having done so.
Services will be 12 p.m. Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home North with Pastor Ben Jameson officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to service. There will be a private family burial.
Pallbearers will be Ryan Alexander, Curtis Baggett, Anthony Price, David Richardson, Matt Richardson, Bob Stewart, Lance Stripling and Eddie Yessick.
Honorary pallbearers are current and past Sunday school members of Five Points Baptist Church as well as employees and clients of LeCroy, Hunter & Company, P.C. The family wishes to thank Richard’s wonderful caregivers, Victoria Junkin, Jessica Maddox and Anthony and Deborah Price.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Five Points Baptist Church, 3718 36th Street, Northport, Alabama 35473.
Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home Staff offer our sincere condolences to your family for the loss of your loved one.
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