Leroy “Buzz” Updike, 91, of Brookville, Indiana, passed away peacefully at his residence on June 5, 2021, surrounded by his family. Leroy was born on August 6, 1929, in Preble County, Ohio, a son to Raymond and Irene Widau Updike. He married the late Betty (Music) Updike on December 7, 1950, in Connersville, Indiana. Leroy was a lifelong member of Reily Presbyterian Church. He served on the Franklin County Co-Op Board of Directors, was a member of the Franklin County Antique Machinery Club and volunteered for the SIEOC Food Bank. In his spare time, Leroy loved watching IU Basketball, visiting Amish Country, and working puzzles with his wife to give as framed gifts. Buzz was affectionately known to his family and friends as the supervisor. He was always ready to give advice and tell you how to do things the best way.
Those surviving who will cherish Leroy’s memory include his daughter, Connie (Bill) Southerland of Brookville; step-grandson, Tony Bruns of Arizona; as well as several nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Besides his parents, Leroy was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Updike; two daughters, Beverly Huls and Jill Hofer Bruns; as well as two sisters, Bernice Beckett, and Charlotte Stone.
Friends may visit with the family from 4 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Pastor Tom Ramsey will officiate the funeral service on Friday at 10 a.m. at Reily Presbyterian Church, 6370 Peoria Reily Road, Oxford, Ohio. Pall bearers are Bobby Beckett, Charlie Beckett, Dustin Dorrel, Dallas Dorrel, Kenny Dorrel, Mike Egbert, Chuck Music, Greg Skinner, and Kenny Stone. Honorary bearers are Bill Southerland and Dick Crawford. Burial will follow in College Corner Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Reily Presbyterian Church or to the Drewersburg Fire Department and EMS. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Leroy Updike.