DALLAS — This is a story about an act of kindness.
Last month, we told viewers how Leroy Anderson, a man with mental disabilities with the intellect of a child, died under questionable circumstances while living in a Dallas group home. We told viewers how the man paid to take care Leroy had managed to be named the beneficiary of his $50,000 life insurance policy.
We also mentioned that his uncle, David Hunt, hadn’t been able to afford to put a headstone on his grave – and that is what prompted this act of generosity.
Mark Fueling, owner of a local construction company, reached out and offered to pay for the headstone. The headstone and setting ultimately cost about $1,400. John Ebey, manager of Lincoln Funeral Home and Cemetery, also did his part. He agreed to significantly reduce the cost of the headstone. It originally would have cost well over $2,000.
“I just thank God for, you know, good people,” Hunt said. “God is always surprising me, touching the heart of some good person.”
Fueling and Hunt met for the first time recently at WFAA’s office in downtown Dallas.
“It's an honor and it's a privilege to work with you and remember Leroy,” Feuling told Hunt. “At least now when somebody visits Leroy, they will be able to find his grave.”
A temporary marker has now been placed on Leroy’s grave. In a few weeks, there will be a permanent one.