OBITUARY: Leroy Valenzuela

Leroy Valenzuela of Tampa, Florida, passed away after a brief illness on January 20, 2024. He was born on August 18, 1962, to Jose and Maria Valenzuela of Odessa, Texas, formerly of Marfa, Texas. He was an Army veteran and FHA VA USDA underwriter.

Leroy is survived by his husband, Larry Henry, of Tampa, Florida –– together six years and married five years.

He also is survived by: five sisters –– Rosa Gomez and Sanaida Alvarez of Marfa, and Patsy Molina, Delma Leal and Christine Del La Cruz of Odessa, Texas; his niece, whom he considered and loved as a sister, Joann Valenzuela of St. Paul, Minnesota; and three brothers –– Johnny Valenzuela (Maria Luja) of Odessa, Salvador Valenzuela (Alicia Valenzuela) of Pampa, Texas, and Joe Valenzuela of Odessa; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Maria Valenzuela; a sister, Margie Armenta; a nephew, Abel Armenta; and a brother, Jerry Moya.

Our brother will be greatly missed as he was a very happy, friendly, outgoing person and had a ton of friends. He will always be in our hearts. Funeral services are pending. 

Rest in peace, Brother, as it was God’s will to leave us. Amen