Leroy James Sayles, Sr

09/17/1962 - 05/18/2023


Obituary For Leroy James Sayles, Sr

Leroy James Sayles Sr., longtime resident of Moran, Michigan, died on May 18, 2023, at the age of 60. He was born on September 17, 1962, in St. Ignace, Michigan, to parents James Warren and Elsie Edith (Shimkovitz) Sayles.

Leroy grew up in Moran alongside his 11 brothers and sisters. He attended school in Moran & Rudyard High School and began working young. He started working in construction and always had an affinity for hard work and manual labor. He began seeing the love of his life Lisa Smith in 1982 and then married in 1984. Leroy and Lisa raised six amazing children and then later, nine amazing grandchildren. He loved spending time with his family and the house was always full of love and laughter.

In his free time, Leroy enjoyed fishing and going hunting on opening day. He took the grandkids fishing every chance he could but some of their greatest adventures were the trips they took to Great Wolf Lodge. Leroy loved and cared for his family so much; he will be greatly missed.

Leroy is survived by his wife, Lisa; children, Leroy Jr. & Tracey Sayles, Nikki & Rick Terpening, Rob & Tereza Sayles, Sierra Sayles & Frank Captain, and Ethan Sayles; nine grandchildren and his brothers and sisters.

Leroy is preceded in death by his parents; son, Nicholas Sayles; brothers James Sayles, Mike Sayles, and David Sayles and sister, Veronica Diamantoni.

A Celebration of Life will be held July 1, 2023 at the Moose Lodge in St. Ignace from 1PM until 4PM.

Galer Funeral Homes & Cremation of Pickford, Michigan, is serving the family. Condolences may be left to the family at

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