GILKEY Leroy Andrew Gilkey, 38, of Columbus, passed away Monday, January 9, 2012 in Logan. He was born September 29, 1973 in Hocking County, son of Darlene Kay Klinger Sowers Gilkey of Logan. Leroy was a Spanish Teacher at Westerville North High School where he was the Foreign Language Supervisor and a senior student body advisor. He was a beloved son, brother, uncle, teacher and friend. He is survived by his brothers, Ralph E. (Heather) Sowers III of Logan and Kevin Michael (Ami) Sowers of Laurelville; aunt, Phyllis Clark of Logan; uncles, James E. Mohler of New Straitsville and John Cherry of New Plymouth; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his cat, Lois. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2012 in the Logan Church of The Nazarene, 650 Walhonding Ave., Logan, with Pastor Brad Jones officiating. Interment will be in Knollwood Cemetery, Logan. Friends may call at the church on Saturday, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Arrangements are by CARDARAS FUNERAL HOME, 183 E. Second St., Logan. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Leroy Gilkey Scholarship Fund, Westerville Board of Education, Westerville North High School, 950 County Line Rd., Westerville, Ohio 43082. Checks can be made out to Westerville BOE, but the subject line should say "Leroy Gilkey Memorial Scholarship Fund." Please sign his online guestbook at www.cardaras.com
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 12, 2012