Leroy Charles Plyler, 80, of Statesville, N.C., passed away Thursday, December 14, 2023, at Autumn Care of Statesville.

Leroy was born November 21, 1943, in Concord, N.C., and was the son of the late Paul Leroy Plyler and Nell Hemphill Plyler. He was a 1962 graduate of Statesville Senior High School and a 1966 graduate of Catawba College. He grew up in St. John’s Lutheran Church in Statesville and later attended Broad Street UMC. He was co-owner with his late brother Joe Plyler of Plyler Men’s Store in Statesville, a family business that started in 1946, until Leroy’s retirement in 2014.

He was a member of the Statesville Rotary Club, former president of Statesville Merchants Association, former member of the Statesville Downtown Development Corporation and a collector of musical antiquities, including music boxes, jukeboxes and Nickelodeons.

Leroy is survived by a sister-in-law, Jeannette Glass Plyler; one nephew, Jay Brooks Plyler (Patricia); one niece, Wendy Plyler VanHoy (John); four great nieces, Elizabeth Plyler, Rebecca Plyler, Sarah Maria VanHoy, and Alvia Jones; and one great nephew, John Michael VanHoy.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 20, 2023, in the Troutman Funeral Home Chapel. The family will visit with friends on Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Troutman Funeral Home. A private family burial will be held at Oakwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rotary Club of Statesville, Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 1524, Statesville, NC 28687.

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

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