John LeRoy Dexter, 85, of Brunswick Nursing Home, formerly of Salisbury, MO, died Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. LeRoy was born July 20, 1935 in Rothville, MO the son of Charles “Pete” Walter and Jewell (Thompson) Dexter.
They moved to Salisbury when LeRoy was in the third grade. He attended Salisbury schools and graduated in 1955. LeRoy delivered papers for over 40 years for the Kansas City Times, Star, The St. Louis Globe & Post, The Sho-Me Shopper and Moberly Monitor Index. He was known by everyone in the Salisbury and rural area. He also worked with is father for Winklemeyer Furniture Store and Funeral Home for over ten years.
LeRoy attended the First Baptist Church and read his Bible daily. He enjoyed playing bingo, reading and walking. He bowled on various leagues for 30 years.
Graveside services are Monday, November 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Rothville Cemetery under the direction of Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury, MO.