LeRoy Braden
LeRoy Braden
  • August 11, 1928 - January 18, 2017
  • Port Lavaca, Texas

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LeRoy Braden, 88, of San Antonio, formerly of Port Lavaca, passed away on January 18, 2017. He was born on August 11,1928 in Port Lavaca, Texas to Arthur and Anna Braden. LeRoy graduated from Port Lavaca High School in 1945 and attended Texas A and I University where he earned a BBA in Accounting. He began working at Alcoa and was interrupted by a two year stay in Germany during the Korean War courtesy of the US Army. He returned to Port Lavaca and his job at Alcoa where he met and married Bobby Jean Richards of Palacios in 1959.
LeRoy was a proud life long native of Port Lavaca until his recent move to assisted living in San Antonio. He and Bobby Jean loved to travel and spend time with their children and grandchildren. They were both members of First Baptist Church in Port Lavaca. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Bobby Jean.
LeRoy is survived by two daughters, Roberta Elrod and husband Harry of Pittsburgh, PA, and Kimberly Leissner and husband Adam of San Antonio, and three grandchildren, Braden Elrod, Kevin Elrod and wife Robin, Lauren Roux and husband Robert. He is also survived by his sister JoAnn Evins and two step grandsons, Russ Elrod, wife Amy and children Emma and Ethan, and Ryan Elrod, wife Shara and sons Oliver and Owen.
A visitation time with the family will be held on Friday, January 27th, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Family Life Center, First Baptist Church in Port Lavaca. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 28th at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Port Lavaca. Burial will follow with military honors at the Port Lavaca Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church of Port Lavaca.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com.