Leroy Haynie, 69, of Old Fort, formerly from Swannanoa/ Black Mountain, passed from our world on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Leroy was an amazing family man who enjoyed fishing, spending time and talking with his family and friends. He also enjoyed arts, crafts, and watching TV. He honorably served two tours in Vietnam in the Army's 101st Airborne, as a paratrooper & demolition specialist. During his life as a civilian, he worked as a truck driver, mechanic, and machine operator.
Leroy is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 34 years, Lyn Haynie. He is also survived by his two daughters of which he was proud of and loved dearly, April Haynie-Solomon and her husband, Leon, of Black Mountain, Sarah Alexander and her husband, Casey, of Old Fort, and Jonathan Haynie and his fiancee, Samantha Solly, of Asheville. Leroy is also survived by 8 grandchildren, Meghan Powell, Trey Reid, Payton Alexander, Maddox Alexander, Jaiden Smith, Shemar Smith, & Mackynzie Haynie, and Harlow Alexander, as well as two sisters, Carolyn Russell & Katherine Haynie, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, & extended family.
A memorial in his honor will be held at the Western Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery at a later date.
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