Leroy Sproat passed away quietly on January 8, 2020 after a long period of poor health. At the time, he resided in Maple Valley, WA. He was born February 10, 1934 in Sunset, Washington, the son of Douglas Leroy and Gladys (Brown) Sproat. Leroy met his wife Virginia while attending Tahoma High School. They graduated from Tahoma High in 1952 and married the next year. They lived for many years in Renton, WA. where they raised their three daughters. Leroy worked in telecommunications for his entire career, first for the telephone company and later in cable television.
Leroy and Virginia settled in Port Angeles, Washington in the 1970’s and lived there for 45 years. He was a keen fisherman in his younger years and later developed passions for metal detecting and gold panning – traveling around the Pacific Northwest and Montana and taking a once in a lifetime trip to Australia to search for gold. Leroy spent his retirement in Port Angeles, adding color to the local economy selling firewood and fresh salmon to tourists.
He is survived by his wife Virginia; daughters and sons-in-law Linda Barber and Jack Cunningham, Rosanne and Bruce McPherson, and Roxanne and Ronald Hudson; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
They will miss him dearly.