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LeRoy Sullivan, 80, farmer who was instrumental in opening Oleander Farmers Market

LeRoy Sullivan
LeRoy Sullivan

WILMINGTON — LeRoy Sullivan, 80, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

He was born Oct. 31, 1938, in Brunswick County. LeRoy was a patriotic American and served 25 years in the U.S. Army, including service during the Vietnam War. After he left the Army, he was very active with the Republican party and the pro-life movement. He was an avid farmer who opened the Oleander Farmers Market in the mid-1980s.

LeRoy was a devoted member of the Vineyard Church, where he gave his whole heart to the Lord in 2014. He loved his country and community and will be remembered as the backbone of his family. Except for his love of God, nothing was more important to LeRoy than loving his wife, children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his beloved grandparents, who raised him, Annie and Wiley Sullivan; parents, Mildred Sullivan and Paul McDowell; sister, Nancy; and brother, Thurston.

Left to mourn him are his wife, Renate Sullivan; daughters, Daniela A. Sullivan-Marzahl, and her husband, Jim, Jennifer M. Sullivan-Hindelang, and her husband, Peter; adopted daughter, Benita; grandchildren, Dillon Lee, Jacqueline, Michael and Mariah; nieces, Tonya, Trindy and Sarra; cousin, Jackie Cook; and too many other family members to mention, including his extended family in Germany; and his dear friends, Carolyn and Allen.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 13, at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Wilmington. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service in Sulli’s Resting Place Cemetery, Winnabow, with the U.S. Army performing military rites.

Share online condolences with the family at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home.

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