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My brothers Buster (doing an imitation of his grandfather), Leon and Sonny and Leroy outside the Salvation Army, Alexandria, LA in 1942. “I am so sorry to hear of the loss of cousin Leroy. My thoughts to out to Louise, Deb and all the rest of the family. I spoke with Esther this evening...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Ginger Ferrell - Charlottesville, VA

“My condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you Louise, Deb and the entire family! Leroy was a very lovely Christian. Growing up at the corps in...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Alice Rawlin - Cadillac, MI

“So many wonderful memories of Leroy while growing up in the Port Huron Salvation Army corps. You will be missed! ❤ ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Dennis Payton - Prescott Valley, AZ

“I'll never forget your laugh Uncle Leroy Peace be with you ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Laurie Teich(Washburn)

“Deb and family....so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. As hard as it is to let them go we know he is not sick anymore. He is in a...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Pat & Alan Boam - Family Friend

“What wonderful example of humility and Christianity. I certainly am thankful that I grew up having examples like him in my life. Will keep you all in...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Dave Teeple - Buckeye, AZ

“Uncle Leroy, I will miss you. God's speed! ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Amy Washburn - Kimball, MI


Leroy S. Washburn, 92, of Port Huron, was Promoted to Glory on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

He was born September 16, 1924 in Richmond, Virginia, to the late Glen and Hattie Washburn. He married Louise L. Little on December 13, 1946 in Port Huron.

Leroy was a car inspector with Grand Trunk Western Railroad retiring after 39 years of service. He was an active long time member of The Salvation Army church and played in The Salvation Army band. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and bowled in a senior bowling league for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Louise; a daughter, Deborah (Brett) May; seven grandchildren, Timothy and Patrick Washburn, Timothy May, Garrett (Katey) Grindle, Ashley (Jason) Kish, Taylor Grindle and Elliott May; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Esther Washburn-Smith; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Washburn; sister, Violet Keeler; and brother, Wycliffe "Sonny" Washburn.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2017 in The Salvation Army - Port Huron Citadel, 2000 Court Street, Port Huron, with visitation from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Church. Major Edward Rowland will officiate.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to The Salvation Army-Leroy Washburn Memorial Fund. To send condolences, visit pollockrandall.com. Arrangements are by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.