Leroy Albert Carey was born June 1, 1949, in Mt. Carmel, Illinois, to Albert J. and Florence (Pawlowski) Carey. He died Sunday, February 14, 2016, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the age of 66 years. Leroy was reared and educated in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and was a graduate of Nathan Hale High School. He was a veteran of the armed forces having served his country honorably with the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam War. Leroy spent most of his working life as an entrepreneur operating his own businesses. He was primarily known as the owner of the Daylight Donut shop at German Corner between Owasso and Collinsville. Leroy enjoyed a variety of pastimes including fishing, hunting, and fishing some more. He also enjoyed working Sudoku puzzles and going to the casino. He cherished his role as “Papa” to his grandkids.
Loving family members include:
Michelle Carey, of Collinsville, OK
Charla Carey, of Catoosa, OK
Son; Craig Carey and fiancée Heather Brusveen, of Collinsville, OK
Payton Trent, Avery Carey, Ivy Carey, Ashlin McCarson, Drew McCarson, Cameron Carey,
Courtney McCarson, Morgan Carey, Noah McCarson, Jacob McCarson, Ryley McCarson,
Heaven Scott, Haley Scott, McKenzie Carey, Austin Carey, Harley Smith, Kenna Carey,
And Harper Smith
Three sisters; Diane Sanders, Pat Dillard, and Marilyn Critcheloe
Three brothers; George Carey, Paul Carey and wife Kathy, and Jim Carey
He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Kelsey Janae Trent, and grandson
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso. Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 18, 2016, at St. Therese Catholic Church in Collinsville with Father Richard Cristler officiating. Committal service and interment will follow at Sandridge Cemetery in rural Collinsville. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association, 1010 East Eighth Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74120. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
— , Tuesday – February 16, 2016
Michelle, Charla & Craig,
We are thinking of you during this difficult time and are praying that you feel God’s love, peace and comfort. God Bless You.
Erica Rosser & Family
Lona Jean Hodges
Jeremy Shannon & Family
& Eric Shannon
— Erica (Shannon) Rosser, Tuesday – February 16, 2016
Rest in peace. Prayers for the family in this time of loss.
— Jack Ashby, Tuesday – February 16, 2016
I still can’t believe I won’t be able to hear you ever again. You were the glue, the rock we had to hold us together. You tried to teach us to not be complicated.. You were simple if it didn’t work try something else you would say. You were a good provider, and as I grew up my you were also my friend. I relied on your advice. Thank you for being there during my heartaches and making sure I didn’t break. Thank you for being you and blessing my children with the best papa ever…as the twins said you were the G.O.A.T. (greatest of All Time) I love you and will miss you… But Kelsey and Ayson have their papa now .
— Michele Carey, Saturday – February 20, 2016
Mowery Funeral Service
9110 N. Garnett Road
Owasso, OK 74055
Wednesday – February 17, 2016
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
St. Therese Catholic Church
1007 North 19th Street
Collinsville, OK 74021
Thursday – February 18, 2016
Thursday – February 18, 2016
Memorial donations may be made in memory of Leroy to:
American Lung Association
1010 East Eighth Street
Tulsa, OK 74120