James Gregory McLeroy, age 63, of Clarkesville, formerly of Athens, passed peacefully on Saturday, May 28, 2022.
Born on April 9, 1959, in Athens, he was a son of the late James Lester “J.L.” McLeroy and Barbara Ellen Saye McLeroy. He lived in Habersham County for over 30 years and loved the area so much that he considered it his home. Mr. McLeroy was the owner of several local businesses. He was of the Christian faith and had a strong belief and love for Jesus. He loved people and his family and will be greatly missed by all of them.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Tammy Wilkes of Jefferson and brother, Rusty McLeroy of Athens.
He leaves behind his wife of 45 years, Cindy McLeroy of Clarkesville; children: T.J. (Lisbeth) McLeroy of Dahlonega, Tiffany (Justin) Irvin of Clarkesville, and Gregory (Alex) McLeroy of Clarkesville; six grandchildren: Hiatt McLeroy, River McLeroy, Indiana McLeroy, Brody Irvin, Dylan Irvin, and Dallas Irvin; brother, Chuck McLeroy; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles; and many great friends.
A private memorial service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at www.mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
MCGAHEE-GRIFFIN & STEWART FUNERAL HOME OF CORNELIA, GEORGIA (706/778-8668) IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.