The Obit For Leroy Scercy

Gary Leroy Scercy

Published in Salisbury Post on April 6, 2011

SALISBURY - Gary Leroy Scercy, 74, of Salisbury, died peacefully Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem.

Born Oct. 14, 1936, in Cabarrus County, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Beulah Roberts Scercy.

A graduate of A.L. Brown High School in Kannapolis, he made All State teams in baseball, football and basketball and lettered in track. In high school, he played with the American Legion baseball team; and in 1955, he played in the Shrine Bowl. He was signed to a baseball contract and played with Kansas City Athletics. He returned to Salisbury and played for the Salisbury Braves.

He served in the National Guard and was employed by Fieldcrest Cannon before retiring.

While attending Maupin Avenue Presbyterian Church, he attended Friendship Sunday School Class.

Survivors include his loving wife, Joan Ridenhour Scercy; stepsons James Slate (Jane) and David Eugene, all of Salisbury; granddaughter Kelly Johnson (Trev); grandson Johnny Young (Melissa); great-granddaughter Kasidy; sisters Lucille Earthly of Arkansas, Betty Ingram (Max) of Marietta, Ga., Shirley Dedmon (Willie) of Kannapolis.

Service: Services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday at Summersett Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Wilkes officiating. Interment following at Rowan Memorial Park.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Friday at Summersett Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Maupin Avenue Presbyterian Church, 100 Maupin Ave., Salisbury, NC 28144.

Summersett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may also be made at