Marcus “Leroy” Briney, 86
Marcus “Leroy” Briney of Okeechobee passed away January 20, 2013 in Okeechobee. He was born September 18, 1926 in Akron, Ohio and came to Okeechobee in 1957. Mr. Briney proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the American Legion. He owned Leroy’s Used Cars and then served as a Veteran’s Services Officer in Okeechobee.
Mr. Briney was preceded in death by his wife, Violet Beatrice Briney and daughter, Carol Walker.
He is survived by his son, Steve Briney (Kathy); son-in-law, Fred Walker; grandchildren, Todd Briney, Jennifer Cleary all of Okeechobee, Ben Walker (Shannon) of Gainesville, Eric Walker of Newberry; and great grandchildren, Kyle Walker of Gainesville and Eli Briney of Okeechobee.
A gathering for family and friends will be held 2 p.m. until services at 3 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Buxton Chapel, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973.
Those wishing to leave a message of condolence and sign the online register book may do so at, www.BassOkeechobeeFuneralHome.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 205 NE 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL, 34972.