LeRoy Smiley Jr., 46

FULTON, NY – LeRoy Smiley Jr. 46 of Granby passed away Monday February 25, 2013.

Born in Mobile, Ala., LeRoy has lived in the Fulton- Granby areas for most of his life.

He had worked for Wal-Mart in Fulton and for DMG in Baldwinsville for several years.

LeRoy Smiley Jr.
LeRoy Smiley Jr.

LeRoy enjoyed camping, fishing and was an avid Chicago Bears and New York Mets fan and for the last three years has sponsored local softball teams.

LeRoy was predeceased by his father, LeRoy Smiley Sr., who passed away in 2007; a grandson, Jayson Crandall II; and his uncle, John Smiley.

LeRoy will be loved and forever missed by his wife, the former April Cooper; children, Katrina, David, LaTosha, Tiffany, John and Nathaniel; siblings, Theresa, Vernell, Charles and Samantha; grandchildren, Wyatt, Ethan, Ayanna, Mykayla, Akeylla, Drake, Trinity, DenaRae, SkyLynne, Nickolas, Issaic, Samuel, Drake and Theresa; uncles, Aaron and CC; nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Contributions in memory of LeRoy may be made to American Lung Association of CNY, 155 Washington Avenue, Suite 210, Albany, 12210    or Parents of Special Children, 2 Tower Drive, Fulton, 13069.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.



  1. my friend time was so short,u fought with every breath u had till u had no fight left,god must of needed someone special cause he called out for u,leroy u will always be in our hearts and thoughts im going to miss u,when i left the hospital on sunday i told u to be strong ur last word to me was( always) ,ur in a safe place no more pain or suffering i know u will be watching over us tell everyone i said hi,april thanks for everything u did for leroy.til we meet again.luv u bro.

  2. ive known leroy since he was a teenager.weve been best friends for over 25 years.hes lived with me on and off almost as long.in fact the one bedroom upstairs is still refered to as leroys room.he was my number one fishing partner.i will miss him very much.we rented a camp at black lake for years.those were some of the best days of my life.i believe the last few years were some of the happiest for leroy.he had found the love of his life in april.he enjoyed the company of families and friends.he was content in who he was and where he was in life.and he never gave up in his battle with cancer.he always thought he was going to beat it.he bought a motor home to go on fishing trips this spring.it will not be the same without you.love you man,mike gorton.

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