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Joseph Leroy Rivera was born on December 1st 1962, in Pueblo, Colorado.

He was born into a large family with seven siblings. Leroy married the love of his life, Calenia Taylor, on August 12, 1995. After raising their three amazing boys, they celebrated 27 years of marriage. He spent a large part of his life driving a semi-truck totaling 36 years over the road. Since then, Leroy has been doing what he loves rebuilding cars, while working at Burlington Auto and building a very loyal customer base. In his spare time, Leroy loved rebuilding cars with his boys, fishing, backyard barbeques and spending time with his children and grandchildren who he adored very much.

Leroy had an amazing sense of humor and loved to tell jokes, hear people laugh and make them smile. Leroy lost his battle to cancer on December 5th, 2022 but not without one heck of a fight and a joke to keep everyone on their toes. Leroy was an amazing father, husband, Papa and role model. He will be leaving a huge gap in the lives he touched. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Leroy is preceded in death by his mother Juanita Miranda; brothers, Bobby Rivera and David Rivera and daughter, Lee Ann Rivera. He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife, Cally Rivera; sons, Joseph, Christopher, Jacob and Josh; three sisters and two brothers.