Funeral service for Mr. Leroy Gantt Jr. ,80, will be 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 30, 2011 at Smyrna Baptist Church, Springfield, SC. The Reverend Curtis L. Belton will be officiating. Committal services will follow on Monday October 31, 2011 10.00 am at the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia, SC
A bit of spice was added to the lives of Mr. And Mrs. Leroy Gantt, Wagener, Sc when they were blessed with a healthy and handsome baby boy. They decided to name him Leroy Gantt Jr, and reared him in a loving Christian home, where he was taught to love his family and our Heavenly Father. This love for his Heavenly father was strengthened when he was baptized and joined Saron Baptist Church in Wagener, SC.
He completed his formal education and left home to join the United States Army. During his tenure of service, he received the United States Army Commendation Medal Authorized by the Secretary of the Army. Sergeant Gantt also received the Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Achievements in Ground Operations against hostile forces in the Republic of Vietnam. After having served faithfully and honorably, he received his certificate of retirement from the armed forces of the United States of America. Sgt. Gantt was also a member of the Gethsemane Masonic Lodge #625.
On Monday, October 24, 2011, God called Leroy from labor to receive his reward. He experienced Gods comfort, and focused on Gods goodness
Leroy Gantt Jr. leaves to cherish his loving memories the love of his life, his sweetheart(his wife); Mrs. Barbara J. Wooden Gantt, two daughters; Ms. Barbara Lenette Rawlinson, Columbia, SC, and Mrs. Jann(Reverend Marvin) Morgan, Aiken, SC; tow loving granddaughters, Ms. Ki'Anna Rawlinson, Odenton, MD, and Ms. Brianna Rawlinson; two sisters, Mrs. Geneva Benjamin, Salley, SC , and Mrs. Evelyn Williams, Springfield, SC; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Louise Gantt, Columbia, SC, Mrs. Rosetta Gantt, Brooklyn NY; Mrs. Shirley Gantt, Jamaica, NY; Mrs. Myrtis Staley and Mrs. Gloria (john) Williams, Aiken, SC; Mrs. Dorothy r. Ware, Detroit, MI, and Mrs. Doris Griffin, Ninety Six, SC; two brothers-in-law, James Wooden, Detroit, MI, John (Gloria) Williams, Aiken, SC; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The family will be accepting friends at the J.H. Robinson Funeral Home, 190 Railroad Ave Wagener South Carolina from 3 to 7pm on Saturday, October 29, 2011.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Smyrna Baptist Church, 1186 Smyrna Church Rd., Springfield, SC, in honor of Sgt. Leroy Gantt Jr.