Leroy Lucero, 61 of Anton Chico, NM, passed away suddenly on December 29, 2020 at UNM Hospital in Albuquerque, NM. Leroy was born on June 14, 1959 to Bonifacio and Louisa Lucero at Saint Anthony’s in Las Vegas, NM. Leroy (Brown) grew up, lived and raised a family in Anton Chico. Leroy was a lifelong parishioner at San Jose Parish in Anton Chico. Leroy had a sense of humor like no other and always shared a joke every time he saw you. Leroy worked construction with his cousin Manuel Pino throughout the years where de developed a very close bond with Manuel. Leroy loved and enjoyed growing and working his garden every summer and had a passion for hunting. Leroy is preceded in death by his parents; Bonifacio and Louisa Lucero and his son; Leroy Joel Lucero. Leroy is survived by his ex-wife; Pauline Lucero, his three children; Jonathan (Patricia) Lucero, Denise (Patrick) Lucero and Erica Lucero, all of Anton Chico. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Kasey, Dakotah, Lee Allen, Karter Rose, Jake, Julius, Cienna, Klay, LeRayah, L.J. JaNayah, Jedrick and Joseph, and his brothers; Bonifacio, Antonio, Andrew and his sister; Beverly. Serving as Pallbearers will be; Manuel Pino, Pablo Baca, Josh Lucero, John (JT) Langley, Julian Lucero, Miguel Lucero, Kevin Lucero and Dennis Aragon. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be; Leroy’s Grandchildren. A funeral Mass was held at 9:00am Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Las Vegas, NM. Interment followed at San Jose Cemetery in Anton Chico, NM. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Social Distancing guidelines, services were private and limited to the immediate family. We ask that you keep Leroy and his family in your prayers. You may leave a tribute, a favorite memory, or sign the online guestbook. All services are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 923 S. Third St., Santa Rosa, NM 88435. 575-472-3369. To place an online tribute please visit www.chavezfuneralhome.com.