Carl LeeRoy Musick was born June 14, 1942, the eighth child of Carl Lee and Jessie (Lindsay) Musick in Elk City, OK. He gained his heavenly wings on August 30, 2021 at the age of 79 years, 2 months and 16 days.
At the age of 14 months, LeeRoy went to live with Willard Musick, when Willard became ill, LeeRoy was placed in the home of Dee and Bernice (Musick) Morton and was raised with his sisters Virginia and Deelilah. The family moved frequently, but Cheyenne was always home. When LeeRoy was 16 years old, he ran away in search of the brothers and sisters he had been separated from as a baby. He lived in old cars and with family members for short periods during this time and met his dad for the first time. He reconnected with all his full siblings and over his lifetime he was able to get to know his half siblings as well. At the age of 18 years, he met his mother for the first time. LeeRoy began dating Glenda Kay Mayes November 1959. He joined the Army on August 8, 1960, and was sent to Fort Hood, Texas for Boot Camp. He and Glenda married January 3, 1961, three days before LeeRoy was sent to Korea, where he was stationed for 16 months in the 23rd Calvary Division in Transportation, PFC and SPC 4 rank. While in Korea LeeRoy attended school for map and compass reading, then he was sent to paratrooper school for 6 weeks.
LeeRoy was transferred to Fort George G. Meade in Laurel, MD for fourteen months and taught map and compass reading to ROTC’s, in preparation for their time in Vietnam, in Fort Lee, VA and Indian Town Gap, PA. On July 31, 1966 LeeRoy was honorably discharged from the military, and returned to Cheyenne, OK.
LeeRoy went to work for Albert Maddux’s dairy and Melvin Sasser’s dairy, and later he and Glenda followed road construction and he taught himself to operate heavy equipment. When their oldest child was ready to start school, the family settled in Cheyenne, OK, purchased their first home, where he discovered a love for carpentry and they welcomed their third child. It was always important to LeeRoy for his children to attend one school and not be moved around the way he was as a child.
LeeRoy never went without a job, he worked in road construction, the oil field, moved houses, and opened the Bright & Clean Laundry in Cheyenne. When the oil field went bust in the 80’s, LeeRoy went to California and worked for Northern Pacific Railroad. He retired from the State Highway Department at the age of 62, but soon found retirement wasn’t for him. Galmore’s in Elk City, hired him to build oil field locations and he officially retired in 2010 at the age of 68 years. LeeRoy had obtained his Ministry License and enjoyed spreading the word of God. He had a deep love of horses and enjoyed being outside building things. He built a wagon and loaded up his dog and traveled to Lefors, TX to visit his brother Bobby Gene. LeeRoy had a talent for always being able to do whatever he set his mind to. January 3, 2021, LeeRoy and Glenda Celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
If ever there was a life lived to the fullest, it was LeeRoy’s!
LeeRoy is survived by his wife, Glenda, of the home; children, Steve Musick and wife, Eileen, Rhonda Key and husband, John, Lamanda Bailey and husband, Dusty, all of Cheyenne, OK and Jimmy Jernigan and wife, Phyllis, Muldrow, OK; grandchildren, Sterling Schmidt, Chasten and Landon Musick, Jessica, Shawn and Sydnee Key, Chris, Brenan and Laremy Bailey; great grandchildren, Ryleigh, Aubree, Holly, Adler and Karson Musick, Preston, Jaxton, Kirbie and Knoxx Key, Ocie, Atlas, Elliott, Don and Arlie Bailey; brothers, Everett Musick, Buddy Musick, Jimmy Blanken and Roger Rickert; sisters, Deelilah Bartz and husband, Tommy, Evelyn Barron and Rosie Blevens. A very special niece, Charmaine Boulet and host of nieces and nephews, Lee- Roy loved dearly.