November 28, 2020

Mr. Joel Alexander “Alex” McLeroy

Mr. Joel Alexander “Alex” McLeroy, age 24 of Carrollton, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2015 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born May 27, 1991 in Carrollton, Georgia to Joel S. McLeroy and Wanice White Odell.

Alex loved God, his family, and basketball. Alex was an avid sports fan, it didn’t matter if it was playing a hand of Rook with his Papa McLeroy (who’s a master at playing), fishing & hunting with his Dad, Mike, and Jeremy, riding four-wheelers with his cousins, shooting baskets with his Buddies, or golfing with Mom and Rich, he just loved spending time with the people he loved!

Alex always tried to help everyone, it don’t come as a surprise for him to be an organ donor through Life Link. Alex had the biggest heart of gold out of anyone I know, and those lovely blue eyes of his that would just melt us girls.

May those who received these blessings continue to bless others. He was a loving son, brother, and friend. He was enrolled at West Georgia Technical College and very excited to begin Welding Classes on January 7, 2016.

He was employed as a Cap Team Associate at Wal-Mart in Bremen. He was a member of Roopville Road Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his aunt, Denise White Rivers.

Survivors include his father and step-mother, Joel S. and MaryAnn McLeroy of Newnan; mother and step-father, Wanice White Odell (Rich) of Carrollton; and grandparents, Michael E. and Edna White of Carrollton, Gordon and Mary Julia McLeroy of Bowdon, David and Sylvia Odell of Cordele, Georgia; sister, brother-in-law, niece and nephew, Hannah, Jeremy, Emalyn, and Colby North of Bowdon; step-brother and step-sister-in-law, nephew, Rick Jr., Anna, and Rowen Odell of Orlando, Florida; step-brother, Scott Odell of Powder Springs; aunt, Michelle Dooley of Douglasville; uncle, Michael E. White, Jr., of Carrollton; aunt, Cheryl “Sissy” McLeroy of Bowdon; uncle and aunt, James and Nancy McLeroy of Louisville, Kentucky; and a number of cousins.

Celebration of Life service will be conducted Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 2:00 PM from Roopville Road Baptist Church in Roopville GA, with Dr. Stephen Peeples, Rev. Kelly Runels, and Rev. Michael White officiating.

The body will be placed at the church from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM on the day of service. Those who wish to attend may dress in casual clothing, including jeans. Interment will follow in Forrest Lawn Memorial Park in Bremen, GA.

Those serving as pallbearers will be Jeremy North, James McLeroy, Rick Odell Jr., Tim Eason, Cody Patterson, Caleb Mabe, Nicholas White, and Colton Diamond.

Honorary pallbearers will be Michael E. White Jr., Little Michael White III, Colby North, and Rowen Odell.

The family will receive friends at the church Saturday, January 02, 2016 from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

For those desiring to send floral arrangements, the family request white flowers with a mixture of purple, with a country theme such as burlap.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at

Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton has charge of the arrangements.

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