Leroy Curtis Lillard

Leroy Curtis Lillard, 70, of Garden City Beach, SC and formerly of Front Royal, passed away
Friday, April 26, 2019 with his loving wife and best friend of 50 years, Becky, by his side.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Maddox Funeral Home
with Sammy Campbell officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Saturday. At a later date, Leroy’s ashes will be scattered in places that held a special meaning
for him.

Leroy was born December 11, 1948 in Front Royal, VA, son of the late Robert H. Lillard, Sr.
and Julia Katherine (Pullen) Lillard. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Bobby
Lillard and Bobby’s wife Doris, and a very special uncle, J.T. Pullen.

Leroy was a barber by trade. He and his brother, Buddy, co-owned and operated Buddy and
Leroy’s Barber Shop for many years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Front
Royal, VA and was also a member of Sons of the American Legion Post 53 and Loyal Order of
the Moose Lodge 829 in Front Royal.

In addition to his wife, Becky, he is survived by his loving son, Stevie Lillard; his precious
grandchildren, Cody, Jordan, and Joshua Lillard and great-granddaughter, Piper; his brother,
Buddy Lillard (Brenda); brother-in-law, Randy Ramey (Ann); nephews, Ricky Lillard and Chad
Ramey; and nieces, Donna Cameron, Lisa Starnes, and Sarah Ramey.

Leroy’s sense of humor and his ability to have comfortable and entertaining conversations with
strangers and friends alike made him a person few will ever forget. He will be remembered for
making people smile (or laugh out loud) and for having them feel happy in his presence. He will
be greatly missed by his family and friends.

In honor of Leroy’s love of white t-shirts, feel free to join the family in wearing your favorite
white shirt.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer
Society in Leroy’s memory or a charity of your choice.

  2 comments for “Leroy Curtis Lillard

  1. Stevie
    May 7, 2019 at 1:19 am

    We basically grew up together. You mom and me. We’ve been through it all and sometimes we couldn’t see eye to eye on many things but that’s what made us stronger as a family. The life you allowed me to live was second to none and the person you always hoped I’d become finally came true. Thank you pop. I love you and I miss you… Stevie

  2. Linda F. Norris
    May 8, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    I am saddened to read of Leroy’s death. May the good memories sustain you. I have such nice memories working with you at W.C.H.S. You were so competent and made everyone’s work easier.
    With love and sympathy,
    Linda Fravel Norris

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