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Leroy Clyde Hallman


1942 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Leroy Clyde Hallman Obituary
Leroy Clyde Hallman, 72, passed peacefully at his home Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Celebration of life: Memorial bike ride at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at River Legacy Park Mountain Bike Trails, Arlington. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Wade Family Funeral Home, Arlington. Interment: 3 p.m. Saturday in Ben Lomond Cemetery in Ben Lomond, Ark. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wade Family Funeral Home, Arlington. Memorials: The family asks that you consider a donation to install a memorial bench at the River Legacy Mountain Bike Trails. Please contact the funeral home for details. Leroy Hallman was born Feb. 21, 1942, the third son of George "Harold" Hallman and Sarah Lucille Drewing in Ben Lomond, Ark. He moved to Arlington at age 14. Six years later he met Joan Patricia McDowell and they were married Jan 2, 1962. Joan and Leroy had four children, Cheri, Bruce, Renee and Shelly. Leroy enjoyed a lifelong career as a UAW member at the General Motors assembly plant. He had many hobbies, each of which he was determined to do his very best. He was a mechanic, loved to boat, fish and ski. He excelled at bowling, slow-pitch softball, gardening, marathon running, long-distance cycling, mountain biking and automobile racing. Even in his 70s, Leroy remained an avid cyclist and trail volunteer at River Legacy Off-Road MTB Trails where he made many friends with his outgoing, easy nature and his enormous smile. Survivors: Wife, Joan Patricia; daughters, Cheri Lee, Edith "Renee" and Sarah Michelle "Shelly"; son, Bruce Edwin; and grandchildren, Devin, Miranda, Casie Lee and Calie Ann.
Published in Star-Telegram on Apr. 23, 2014
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