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Leroy Waltrip Jr. Obituary

Leroy M. Waltrip Jr.
Leroy M. Waltrip Jr.

August 15, 1939 - October 30, 2020
Born in Pajaro, California
Resided in Salinas, California
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Leroy Montgomery Waltrip Jr, a lifelong resident of Monterey County, passed peacefully the 30th of October with his family by his side.

He grew up playing for the varsity Salinas High School football team and then later joined the United States Air Force where he was enlisted for 3 ½ years. He was then honorably discharged.

Leroy then found his soul mate and partner for life, when he married Audrie in 1961. Together they farmed and sold produce at the family stand, Gods Little Acres in Salinas, CA. In their free time they enjoyed going to horse races, gambling, and annual trips to Tahoe/Reno.

Leroy later went to work for Delta Lines and Massolo Trucking where he hauled heavy equipment. When he retired he dedicated every day for 18 years caring for his wife during her illness.

Leroy was an outgoing person who enjoyed gardening, canning, and baking. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Leroy is preceded in death by his wife, Audrie Bell Waltrip; Son, Billy Ray Waltrip; Parents, Leroy M Waltrip Sr and Alveda George Waltrip; Siblings, Robert “Sonny” Waltrip, Barbara Jean Stanberry, and Patricia Ann Waltrip (Spence)

Leroy is survived by siblings, William Clinton Waltrip (Ruth) and Betty Mae Blose (Wayne); Daughter, Mindy Lee Waltrip Tidwell; Grandsons, Corey Ray and Jacob Edward Tidwell (Andrea); Granddaughter, Brittany Corey; Great Grandchildren, Lainey Duran, Landon, and Levi Tidwell; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Leroy will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

Visitation will be held 1:00pm to 4:00pm Sunday, November 8th at Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis Street, Salinas, CA 93901.

Graveside Service will be held 2:00p.m. Monday, November 9, 2020 at Garden of Memories Cemetery, 850 Abbott Street, Salinas, Ca. 93901. (GRAVESIDE SERVICE TIME HAVE CHANGED TO 2:00PM)




Struve and Laporte Chapel
41 W. San Luis Street
Salinas, California 93901
Sunday, November 8, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Graveside Service
Garden of Memories Cemetery
850 Abbott ST
Salinas, CA US 93901
Monday, November 9, 2020
2:00 PM
Garden of Memories Cemetery
850 Abbott ST
Salinas, CA US 93901
Monday, November 9, 2020