LeeRoy Calvert

October 23, 1943 ~ August 23, 2023

Born in: BONNE TERRE, Missouri
Resided in: BONNE TERRE, Missouri

LeeRoy Calvert, age 79, of Bonne Terre passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones on Wednesday, August 23, 2023. He was born on Saturday, October 23, 1943, in Bonne Terre to the late Clarence C. and Myrtle M. (Scott) Calvert, Jr.

LeeRoy was a 1961 graduate from Bonne Terre High School. In June of 1962, he signed up with the United States Navy where he served 1 year at the Naval Air Station in Brunswick, Georgia and served 2 ½ years on the on the USS North Hampton, known as the Presidential Warship and received an Honorable discharge in October of 1964.

He worked for several businesses delivering bread and milk from 1964 -1968. On October 5, 1968, he married Joyce Goff. He worked for Merchants Wholesale as a salesman for 12 years and then worked in management for 25 years for Coca-Cola. LeeRoy was a member of Jaycees in Bonne Terre, served as a Councilman in Bonne Terre for 10 years and as the Mayor of Bonne Terre for 2 years. He had a 6 year term on the St. Francois County Ambulance District and volunteered on the Bonne Terre Fire Department, Bonne Terre Police Auxiliary and the Ozark Fire Fighters Association.

He organized and created a committee to provide flags at the Bonne Terre Cemetery for the flag memorial in Memory of Ted Boyer. Chairman of the committee for the 2nd Tornado siren in Bonne Terre and Co-chaired Heritage Day for many years in Bonne Terre. LeeRoy was a character if you met him, you liked him. He never met a stranger. He was always telling funny stories and jokes.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his in-laws, Martin and Eleanor Goff; brothers-in-law, Gregory Goff and Gary Dryden.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 54 years, Joyce A. (Goff) Calvert; two sons, Douglas Calvert of Bonne Terre and Jeffery (wife Lana) of Tennessee; two grandchildren, Christine and Gracelyn Calvert; two sisters, Billie Jean (husband Mike) Sheeran and Ethel Dryden; brother-in-law, Richard “Dick” (wife Becki) Goff; sister-in-law, Susan Goff.

The family would like to extend a special thank you for the care, compassion and support Serenity Hospice Care gave to LeeRoy as well as our family in this most difficult time.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 27, 2023, at C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre from 12:00 PM until service time of 2:00 PM with Rev. Randy Murphy officiating. Burial to follow at Bonne Terre Cemetery with full military honors. Memorials can be directed to BackStoppers, Shop with a Cop or Serenity Hospice.


Visitation: Sunday, August 27, 2023
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

C.Z. Boyer & Son - Bonne Terre
313 Benham St.
Bonne Terre, Missouri 63628

Funeral Service: Sunday, August 27, 2023
2:00 pm

C.Z. Boyer & Son - Bonne Terre
313 Benham St.
Bonne Terre, Missouri 63628

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  1. LeeRoy was one of the very best people in this crazy world. He had a personality in a million and never met a stranger. LeeRoy will be remembered as he lived his life, with kindness, good humor, honesty, hard work, commitment, public service, and much love. The Lord has a new recruit to serve as a guardian angel! Love you, your last words to me, and mine to you. Best cousin ever!

  2. Our brother was one of a kind. He was so outgoing, kind and always gave 100% to his Country, his God, his wife and his family . With my sister and I in different parts of the US, he and his wife saw to it our parents were cared for. He never complained about the multiple tasks of caring. I will miss our evening conversations , his laughter and his sense of humor and always checking on my husband Mike. I am glad and blessed that I could be here during his final days and could reinforce to him how much he meant to me and my sister . Rest in peace sweet brother and we will meet again when our journey here on earth is over . You will always be the best in our book . Billie and Mike Sheeran

  3. Candle 5Janet L Osmundson-Verdon
    My mom, Gladys Osmundson, was his Aunt from Clinton Iowa.

    I send you a prayer for peace, comfort & love in this difficult time.


  4. We are sadden to hear of Leeroy’s passing, he has always been such a kind, caring man and always concerned how others were doing. My husband, Mike, worked with him for years with Coco-Cola and he was at the scene when he had his car accident. He was the first to help assist my husbands care and was also the one to contact me. I’ll always remember how kind he was to me, and how he was so concerned for me and my babies, so much so he reached out to my husbands family to come be with me. I contribute his quick care for saving his life., I will forever be grateful! Years later, he came to my cardiology office, and I was able to take care of his needs this time. We’ve had may conversations over the years and many laughs, but never did he not ask how Mike was doing or how my kids were. He was always making sure everyone was doing well. My sincere apologies for Leeroy’s family, I will keep you all in my prayers. Rest easy Leeroy, you will be missed.

  5. Candle 8Doug and family – Our deepest sympathies on the passing of your Dad/Grandpa. May your hearts and minds fill with cherished memories to bring you comfort and peace. Much love to each of you.

  6. We were classmates from 1949-1961. LeeRoy always made everyone’s day better. He always saw the bright side of every situation. Our deepest sympathy to the family.

    Jim Mills

  7. My Dad, Clay Cundiff, was the owner of Merchants Wholesalers & had the pleasure of having Leroy as one of his valued, trustworthy employees for many years. I am sorry to hear of his passing; my thoughts & prayers are with his family.

    Mary Kay Mills (Cundiff)

  8. So very sorry for the loss of a good man. I used to see Leeeriy allow the time when I was able to work & was one of many babysitters he & Joyce’ had.the youngest son. Always a good night w/Doug.& myself but sure didn’t like tickled. 🙃 so keeping the entire family in my thoughts 2 prayers.RIPLeRoy

  9. Candle 8Dear Joyce, Doug, Jeff, and all of LeeRoy’s family: Please know we are keeping you on our hearts and in our prayers during this difficult time. LeeRoy was truly one of a kind! He genuinely loved life and loved people! His zest for life, thoughtfulness, and enthusiastic greetings always made me smile and “made my day!” His outgoing personality made him a perfect fit for all of his public service. We are blessed and thankful to have been his friend. Love and Blessings to all.

  10. Candle 8Ive known Leroy all my life.he was always a part of my family.
    Leroy was always one of my best friends,i loved working with him on the route trucks.
    Leroy always looked out for me,and was always there for me.
    He was such a good friend and a good man.
    He always made me laugh,we had such a good time together.
    He will be missed very much

  11. I had the pleasure of working with Leeroy for many years at Coca Cola. From day 1 he was a funny, energetic and caring person. He went out of his way every day to help his fellow teammates at Coke, his customers, and his many friends. I was new to the area and we spent many days together as he introduced me to our customers. An experience I will never forget! He kept me laughing all day. A great person, he will be missed, my condolences to the family.

  12. Dear Joyce, Doug and Jeff,

    We are saddened by your loss. LeRoy was a sweet person. He will be missed.

    We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jim & Anne Partridge

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