– LeRoy, 85, was born to Lena (Alexander) and George
Tabler in Larnard, KS on October 29th, 1934 and
died of cancer on June 12, 2020. He is
survived by his wife Dolores Tabler of Stayton, his two sons
Dean of Scio and Jerry (Mary) of Lyons; stepchildren: Linda
(Steve) Calavan of Sisters, Sandi (Brent) Hiatt of
Sublimity, and Glenn Hilton of Stayton; 13 grandchildren and
5 great grandchildren.
served as part of the Naval Reserve and later in the Army
during the Korean War. After
this he worked as an auto mechanic in Riverside CA and
Oregon. He then became an electrician at the Bureau Mines in
Albany for 20 years. Leroy and his family started Family
Rent to Own with three locations and owned this until 2000.
LeRoy never officially retired as he stayed busy with many
and Dolores are members of Cascade View Free Methodist, and
he served the Lord in many ways including prison and nursing
home ministries. In 1963 Leroy attended a Billy Graham
crusade in LA that changed his life forever. LeRoy
was a proud member of the Gideons since 1997 serving many
local and state offices, including serving as president of
the Oregon SW Idaho Chapter for 3 years. He spoke frequently
on behalf of the Gideons at church services and attended
many international conventions.
will be held from 10:00-12:00PM on Wednesday June 17th
at North Santiam Funeral Service in Stayton followed by a
graveside service at Lone Oak Cemetery in Stayton at 1:00
of Life is being planned for October 29, 2020, on LeRoy’s
Birthday. Contributions may be made in his name to
Gideon’s International. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.