Leroy Vance Carruth
Leroy Vance Carruth, 89, of Bellflower California passed away early on the morning of June 23, 2014 at the Country Villa Seal Beach Health Center. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at the Bellflower Church of Christ (17054 Clark St., Bellflower) on Sunday, June 29 beginning at 10 am, followed by a luncheon. All who knew and loved Vance are invited.
Born in Vernon Texas, Vance ministered to the Bellflower Church of Christ for 35 years before continuing as a respected Church elder. Born on January 26, 1925, his creative genius included diversions as an accomplished musician, inventor, magician, ham radio operator, radio disc jockey and aviation instructor. Vance was a graduate of Pepperdine University in California.
Until his passing, Vance was married to "Jerry" Carruth for 70 years. They met when they were both 18 years old and never parted. Vance is also survived by his daughter, Connie Ruth Lovelady and son, Vance Jr. Carruth. Please sign the guestbook at
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on June 26, 2014