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William ‘LeRoy’ Matlick, age 69, of Durham, MO, formerly of Quincy, IL, died on Thursday, January 9, 2020, in his home. He was born on July 24, 1950, in Edina, MO the son of James and Elsie (Morrison) Matlick. He married Marilyn Butler on September 4, 1970. She survives.
LeRoy was a life-long commercial fisherman on the Mississippi River for many years and made many friends along the way. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and his coon dogs.
LeRoy loved his wife and family, spending time with them and especially loved teasing his grandchildren. He always had a helping hand for anyone in need and a word of advice starting with “let me tell you a story”.
LeRoy served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.
In addition to his wife Marilyn; he is also survived by four children, Billie Schlueter (Kendall Williams) of Ewing, MO, William Matlick (Rochelle) of Quincy, John Matlick (Stella) of Quincy, and Michael Matlick (Trisha) also of Quincy.
Twenty grandchildren, Devon, Tannor, Summer, Austin, Chloe, Laney, Karissa, Dylan, Myriah, Makenna, Gavin, Brendan, Blake, Ian, Addasin, Taten, Coby, John, Nathan and Penelope; Six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Interment in Woodland Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Marine Honor Guard and the American Legion Post #37.  Memorials may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice.