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4/21/2020 9:18:00 AM
LeRoy G. Moses
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LeRoy G. Moses, 100, of Peoria, Arizona passed away on April 15, 2020 at 11:10 p.m.

He was born on January 18, 1920, in Kincaid, Ill., the son of Guy and Nina (Ginger) Moses. He married Rose Marie Sitki, on January 18, 1947, in Taylorville, IL. She preceded him in death on January 3, 2007.

LeRoy entered into Army Active Duty on January 16, 1942. He was a proud World War II Veteran; serving as a Motorcyclist-Agent Messenger with the 3rd Armored Division in the invasion of Normandy, the Campaigns of Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Germany. He was wounded on April 27, 1945. He was a Purple Heart Recipient and received a Good Conduct Metal. He was discharged on October 6, 1945.

LeRoy was also a successful farmer, a master mechanic and owned and operated Moe’s Automotive in Glendale, Ariz. He was over 70 years of age when he retired for the last time, from the City of Phoenix – Encanto Golf Course, to provide full time care to his wife, Rose Marie. LeRoy enjoyed playing golf, was an excellent bowler and most recently enjoyed playing pool at the Billiards room in the community where he lived.

LeRoy is survived by his daughter, Audrey Norris Anderson, of Peoria, Ariz. and his son, Gary (Cindy) Moses of Glendale, Ariz., grandchildren: Jeff (Etsuko) Norris, Tammy (Clay) Schaefer, Jarrod (Jessica) Moses and Lindsey Moses; five great-grandsons: Daniel Norris, David Norris, Christian (Katie) Ray, Josh (Alexa) Ray, Luke Schaefer and Rayner Moses; two great-great-grandsons: Bryson and Adam Ray; one brother, Norman (Judy) Moses and two sisters: Lila Brooner and Mabel Baker; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, three sisters and his wife, Rose Marie.

LeRoy will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, Ill. on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 1 p.m. Because of COVID-19, this will be a gravesite service only for immediate family. Please join us in prayer from the safety of your home or car at that time. When it is safe for us to gather together, we plan to have a memorial service to say our final farewells to LeRoy, a member of the Greatest Generation!  

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign their online guest book at

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