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Leroy Worrell

March 17, 85,

Leroy Worrell, 85, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his family.

Leroy was born in Wayne County on March 2, 1932 to the late Charlie and Nora Eason Worrell.  He has been married for 58 years to his wife, Glennie Anderson Worrell.  Leroy was a valued employee of the North Carolina Department of Transportation for 26 years.  While in retirement he continued to enjoy putting puzzles together, keeping his yard beautiful, and most of all fixing things for others, as he was known as “Mr. Fix It” by many.  He had a lasting impact on everyone he met and will be dearly missed.  Leroy’s greatest joy was spending time with family and friends and telling his special stories.

A service to celebrate Leroy’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017 in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Rev. Glenn Smith and his niece, Carrie Hardin officiating.  Interment will follow in Wayne Memorial Park.

In addition to his wife, Leroy is survived by his sons, Timothy Lee Worrell and wife Lynette of Goldsboro, and Jeffrey Glenn Worrell of Pikeville; grandchildren, Jeffrey Dillon Worrell, and Kayla Worrell and fiancée, Anthony; a great-grandchild, Brody Dillon Worrell; and his faithful k-9 friend, Roxie.  He is also survived by his sisters, Annie W. Smith of Goldsboro, Joyce W. Ganus and husband Robert of Raleigh, Linda W. Ethridge and husband Leonard of Goldsboro and Nora Janet W. Thompson and husband Luby of LaGrange; brother, Leonard J. Worrell of Goldsboro; and several nieces and nephews he loved very much.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Donald “Bud” Worrell and Clarence Edward “Pig” Worrell; and sister, Luellen Smith.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534 or to Woods Grove P.F.W.B. Church, 4009 Central Heights Road, Goldsboro, NC 27534.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home and other times at the home.

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