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Howard "Leroy" McPike

Howard "Leroy" McPike

Howard "LeRoy" McPike age 65, of Quincy died on Monday, March 23, 2020 in the Emergency Room of Blessing Hospital.

LeRoy was born on August 12, 1954 in Bowling Green, MO a son of Howard Lewis and Minnie (McPike) Scott. He married Sheron "Sherry" Fonza on July 26, 1997 and she survives.

LeRoy worked in construction, primarily working building bridges and in road construction. He was proud of his work on the high crane during the building of Quincy's Bayview Bridge. He was a graduate of Bowling Green High School. While still in high school LeRoy was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles as a pitcher. He played on their minor league team for 5 years.

LeRoy was a friend to many who was dearly loved and will be forever missed by his family and friends. He was known for visiting his neighborhood in his truck, his big smile, and for never meeting a stranger. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were especially precious to him. On Friday nights, he truly enjoyed hosting his men's poker group. He loved his grandsons

In addition to his wife, survivors also include his step-children:
Carla Robinson, Twana Humphrey both of Springfield, IL; Edward Humphrey of Atlanta, GA; and Tanesha Humphrey of Quincy.
10 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren survive. His siblings, Lynn Edward Scott; Patricia Ervin; Joe Lee McPike and many nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-father, Charles Scott; sisters Ada Hill and Marilyn Marshall and a brother Jason Scott.

Private family services are planned. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery.
A public memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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From:
Susan Duesterhaus
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Sharon,

I am so sorry for your loss.
From:
Anita Johnson
Quincy, IL
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Sending my condolence and love to the family he was a great man and will be missed.
From:
Len Scherder
Bowling Green, MO
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On behalf of our Bowling Green High School Class of 1972 we are extending our heartfelt condolences to Leroy's loved ones. Great memories of his incredible athletic talents and friendly attitude!
From:
Terri Maples
Jefferson City, MO
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So sorry to hear of Leroy's passing. I went to school with Leroy from 6th grade through high school and remember his kindness and athletic talent. It was great to hear he played pro baseball until he was injured. Wonderful accomplishment. I'm sorry for your loss.
From:
Maylean Brock
Quincy, IL
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To all Leroy's family, friends my deepest sympathy to you for our lost he will be greatly missed.
From:
ARGIL K ELLISON
BOWLING GREEN, MO
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It was my pleasure to have coached this young man during his basketball years at Bowling Green . He was one the most talented players that I have coached.
He put Bowling Green on the map for several seasons. He was also a special friend. My condolences to his family and he will be dearly missed.
From:
alan hiles
mexico, MO
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Leroy was a great guy. My fondest remembrance of him was in Phys Ed one year. Everyone was told to partner up and do sit-ups. I thought this was my biggest chance to do something noteworthy in athletics. Sit-ups were one of the few things I could excel at. Leroy and I were the last two left at the end of class and we were given permission to keep going as long as we could. I did over 1500. Lee did over 1700 !! He was a star and a great competitor!!
From:
DeLinda French
Quincy, IL
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To the family you have my condolences he was a great man.
From:
Wayne Whipps
Cedar Falls, IA
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LeRoy and I believe a cousin played for Coach Ellison at Bowling Green in the MVIT at Unity. LeRoy led one of the best teams ever to play in the MVIT. Met him a couple times at the MVIT. Class act.
From:

Columbia, MO
Comments:
Love u Leroy!!!
From:
Joyce Horton
Kansas City, MO
Comments:
My sincere condolences to the family and friends. Prayers as well.
From:
Shirley Robertson
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Sharon, I am so sorry for your loss. Leroy was one of the kindness people I knew. He will be greatly missed.
From:
Jackie Porter
Columbia, MO
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My greatest memories was as cousins we didn't get along well he always try to beat me up after school so when we got released to go home in elementary. I would run all the way home. He lived about 3 houses down from me. Some times I would tell 2 of my our cousins and he would leave me alone. I will always remember when we turned 40 He was so upset didn't want to get old. So I would always get in touch with him on August 12. to see how it felt to be a year older. 17 days older than me. We always had a laugh about those days. He will be greatly missed .Love you fly high
From:
Marsha Mayfield
Hannibal, MO
Comments:
Sherry, Eddie and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family, in the Loss of your beloved LeRoy. He was one of a kind and will be so missed.
Praying for Continued Blessings Sherry- to you- through these trying times....God Bless and Keep You🙏🏽
Ed and Marsha Mayfield
From:
Kent Hufty
Silex, MO
Comments:
I wish to pass along my condolences to all of LeRoy's family. Growing up together, I have so many great memories -basketball, track and summer baseball. LeRoy was a rare talent and a special person.
From:
Nita Williams
Hannibal, MO
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I went to kindergarten through highschool with Leroy. What a great guy and a standout athlete at BGHS. Leroy, you have the ball. Score like always!!!
From:
Nicole Hines
Quincy, IL
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LeeRoy was a kind and special person for so many reasons; he will always be a part of our family and fondly remembered as a dear friend.
From:
John Green
SPRINGFIELD, IL
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Rest easy my friend, family remember the good times and there were plenty may God kerp you all under his umbrella of protection!
From:
Tim Welch
Arkadelphia, AR
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My thoughts and prayers to the family. Lee was a Big Time sports hero in BG!! Great guy and a great family!
From:
Leslie R Fonza
Atlanta,, GA
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Sorry to hear. Leroy was a great brother-in-law and a great friend. He had a good heart and I will certainly miss himRIP my Buddy
From:
Joy Sutton
Bowling Green, MO
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So sad about Leroy passing. Gone too soon. May God rest his soul. Sincere condolences
From:
Margot Shelton
Bowling Green, MO
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Leroy was my cousin.
When he came to Bowling Green if he seen me he would stop by and talk to my husband and I. He always helped people was good at all sports. He will greatly be missed.
R.I.H. till we meet again
From:
Vivian Farris
Bowling Green, MO
Comments:
Sorry for your loss. May God be with you all during this time of mourning.
From:
Tim Welch
Arkadelphia, AR
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Lynn my thoughts and prayers are with you my friend!
From:
Stan King
Atlanta, GA
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My sympathies and condolences to LeRoy's friends and family. I enjoyed his friendship and playing with him and competing against him from little league untill I left for the service. What a gifted and talented person. Tailwinds my friend.