Leroy is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Ann Stewart Whitfield; daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Tolbert Gallman and Greta and Ronnie VanDyke, all of Calhoun; a sister and brother-in-law; Bonnie and Raymond Ross of Calhoun; grandsons, Taylor Gallman and Seth VanDyke; step-grandsons, Randy Gallman and Brooks Gallman; step-granddaughters, Cindy Henderson and Tammy Moore.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Reverend Leroy Whitfield was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at the South Calhoun Baptist Church with Rev. Lamar Bearden, Rev. Clifford Free and Rev. Calvin Anderson officiating. Interment followed the funeral service at Chandler Cemetery in Calhoun. Pharm Hammontree and Steve Corbin were in charge of graveside services. Billy Hamilton, Gerald Mashburn, Mitchell Greeson, Grady Burger, Chan Ross and Gene Bowen served as pallbearers. The family received friends at South Calhoun Baptist Church from 4 – 9 p.m. on Saturday evening and for one hour prior to the funeral service.
Arrangements will be announced by Independently owned Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Avenue, Dalton. 706.529.5371.