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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jul 29, 2020

Nashville lawyer William Wayne LeRoy died July 25 after a struggle with cancer. Raised in Jasper, LeRoy studied journalism at the University of Tennessee and first explored careers in sports reporting, patent medicine sales and insurance before deciding to pursue law. He earned his law degree in 1966 from the YMCA Law School (now the Nashville School of Law) and joined McCarley, Hollins & Pride. He later was named senior partner at Schulman, LeRoy and Bennett. LeRoy was local counsel for Allstate Insurance Company and general counsel for Exchange Insurance Company. He was a lobbyist for Insuror's of Tennessee and was actively involved in legislative issues and governmental relations for 30 years. He also handled surety bond work and represented a number of general contractors. His three daughters all followed in his professional footsteps, with two becoming attorneys and one a lobbyist. A service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Endowment Fund in Memory of Wayne LeRoy, 85 Fairway Drive, Nashville, TN 37214 or the charity of the donor’s choice.