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Roger DeLEON Jr.

DeLEON, Jr., Roger Roger Moise DeLeon, Jr. "Dodger" Roger Moise DeLeon, Jr., known to all as "Dodger", died Monday, June 23, 2014 with his family at his side. He was a native of Norcross, born August 5, 1938 to Roger & Eugenia "John" DeLeon. He attended Marist before transferring and graduating from Norcross High School in 1957. He attended South Georgia College in Milledgeville and played football for the now famous Bobby Bowden. Dodger served in the United States Army followed by 5 years in the National Guard. He was a very successful entrepreneur - starting first in the lumber industry, then the vending business and then spent the last 16 years enjoying retirement with his wonderful wife Liz. Dodger played, coached and managed professional softball for many years. He served the City of Norcross as the Police Commissioner and as member of the City Council and the Board of Appeals. He was a lifelong member of Norcross First United Methodist Church and never missed a Norcross High School football game from 1957 to 2012. Dodger loved his old hot rods and to eat at "mom and pop" establishments. In 1997, the Norcross Car Show was founded out of the care and compassion of dear friends after his daughter Kristi passed away. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The DeLeon Foundation, c/o Norcross Car Show, 525 Dogwood Circle, Norcross, GA 30071. Dodger is preceded in death by his mother, father and daughter Kristi. He leaves behind his wife, Liz Christopher DeLeon and his son, Brandon Dodger DeLeon and daughter-in-law Lauren DeLeon; Liz's daughters, Christy Wright Massey and Tina Wright Turner and son-in-laws, Dave Massey and David Turner; grandchildren, Alan Feind, AndyLynne Massey, Sara Elizabeth Massey and Elizabeth "Liza" Turner. Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Norcross First United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Norcross City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 5:00 - 8:00 PM and on Saturday from 3:00 - 7:00 PM at Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.

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Bill Head Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc.
3088 Highway 120 Duluth, GA 30096
(770) 476-2535

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from June 25 to June 26, 2014
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