Leroy was united in marriage to the love of his life, Joan Melton, on May 20, 1964.
Leroy was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Julie Moore and husband Herman; and brothers, Doyle Wake, Dale Wake and Lonnie Wake and wife Dorothy.
He is survived by his wife, Joan of the home; his sons, James Wake and wife Nina and Roger Wake and wife Lisa; four grandchildren, Chad Smith, Amanda Wake, Roger L. Wake and Lacey Austin; seven great-grandchildren, Daeton Wake, Gavin Wake, Trysen and Corey Smith; three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Earnest T. Wake and wife Mabel and Jim Wake and wife Jeanne, all of Cabool; sisters-in-law, Linda Wake of Willow Springs and Kathy Wake of Springfield, Missouri; as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at the funeral chapel with Terry Brown officiating. Pallbearers were Chad Smith, Cody Smith, Corey Smith, Roger L. Wake, Jim Wake and Shelby Austin. Honorary pallbearers were James Wake and Roger Wake. Interment with full military honors was in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.