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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
Comments:
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
Comments:
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
Comments:
To the family you have my condolences he was a great man.