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Painesville Location

1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Larry “Leroy” Staton Sr.

04/13/1951 — 10/22/2019

Larry "Leroy" Staton Sr. posing for a photo with his sunglasses on

Larry “Leroy” Staton Sr., age 68, of Lakeline and Eastlake, passed away October 22, 2019. Larry was born in Beckley, West Virginia to Melba Underwood and the late Julian Staton.

Leroy is a retired Mentor Police Lieutenant where he served for 30 years. He was a Lakeline Councilmen and a former strength coach at North High School. He is a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran.

Larry was the husband for 50 years of Sandy Staton; father of Jenna (Don) Staton, Larry Jr. (Shannon) Staton; Amy (Kevin) Bayko and Matt (Krissy) Staton; grandfather of Tyler, Rachel (Bryce), Madison, Alexander, Sydney, Missy, Brett, Holly, Megan, Eric, Alex, Aiden and Ashton; great grandfather of Sean; son of Melba Underwood and the late Julian Staton; brother of Kathy (Butch) Lilly, Warren Staton and the late Michael Staton; step brother of Gene (Kim) Tompkins, Tina (Justin) Larson, Laura Baxter and the late Kevin Tompkins; cousin and uncle of many.

The Staton family will receive friends from 2-5 PM Saturday, October 26th, 2019 at The Abbey of Willoughby, 38011 Euclid Ave., Willoughby (which is located on the grounds of McMahon Coyne Vitantonio Funeral Home/Jeff Monreal Funeral Services). A Memorial Service will follow at 5 PM Saturday at The Abbey.

Donations can be made to the Lake County Dog Shelter, 2600 North Ridge Rd., Painesville OH 44077.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral Services.

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18 Replies to “Larry “Leroy” Staton Sr.”

  1. This is a sad day for a wonderful family and I lived in that family 40 years ago. Larry and sandy gave me hope love respect that they didn’t have to. They could have turned there back but that would have been easy but they never did easy. I had the opportunity last year to tell them both thank you and I’m thankful for that. Without there love respect I’m not sure where life would have taken me so I’m so very thankful. Rest In Peace Larry you will be missed more than you know.


  2. My deepest sympathies to Leroy’s family and friends. I met Leroy thru my employment at the Mentor Police Dept. He will be sorely missed.


  3. Leroy was my best friend for over 29 years while we served with Mentor PD. He was one of the best officers I ever knew. A heart as big as Texas, a loyalty that never wavered and the courage of a lion made him the kind of friend you meet once in a lifetime. While retirement forced us to go our separate ways, i thought of him often and missed him more than he would ever know, Sleep safe my old friend. The hope of our meeting again is the only thing that will mend my broken heart.


  4. So sorry for your family . You guys are in our prayers
    -Vip Salon


  5. Matt and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. May you know that others thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time


  6. Judy lewis aunt October 25, 2019 at 7:32 am

    Wil never forget you nephew…May God bless


  7. So sad to hear this….Leroy and my dad, ‘Dunco from Bunco’ were great friends. I remember the time the two of them came down (w/Leroy’s son) to FL to watch a UCF vs BGSU game.


  8. Condolences to the Staton family. Rest in peace Leroy you were one of a kind and there will never be another like you. Glad I got to know you.


  9. Gayle Mattson Moore October 25, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Sandy, I am so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He reached out for both of you and was always a positive person. From Frank and I we send you our deepest sympathy and pray that the love of family and friends comfort you. Sincerely, Gayle and Frank Moore


  10. Leroy we have been friends for 45 years, and you will be missed by everyone. RIP my friend.Sending my sincere Sympathy to his family.


  11. Mom (Melba Underwood) October 25, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Dearest Larry, May peace, love, and happy memories be with your soul. Love always, Mother


  12. My thoughts and prayers go out to Larry’s family. May he rest in peace and always in their memory as well as those who worked with him.


  13. We always think we will have more time. But time is fleeting, and then gone. I will miss you, my brother, wishing we had more time.

    We grew up and our lives drew us in different directions but even across the miles, there was the connection and love of family that transcends the distance. That bond will never be broken and I know we will have a family reunion again someday.

    Until then, may the love of family surround you and may you Rest In Peace, dear brother.


  14. Bill and Debbie Brandt October 26, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about your dad. He was always so kind to us when we would see him out. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  15. Sherri Staton Volkert October 26, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    My condolences to his family and friends. Although we are cousins, I didn’t know Larry. I am so sorry for your loss. Give Uncle Julian and my dad, Tex, a hug for me.


  16. Terry & Barb Mathis October 26, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    I had the pleasure of knowing Leroy through my years of employment with Mentor on the Lake Police. He will be missed and my condolences to Sandy and the family.


  17. Kay Seegers (Maresic) October 28, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Sorry for your family’s loss. You will be in my prayers.


  18. The Village of Lakeline October 30, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    On behalf of Lakeline Village Council Members, Mayor Debbie Neale, and Lakeline’s Solicitor and Fiscal Officer, we extend sincere condolences to the Staton family. We appreciate Sandy and Larry’s service to our community and are saddened to hear of this loss.


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