Leonard Clarence Cox, 75, Iola, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 at Via Christi St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
Leonard was born on April 23, 1935, the son of Clarance and Beulah Ford Cox.
Most of his life he was a carpenter. But he later owned and operated J & L Tall Tales Bait Shop in Toronto and owned and operated Tornado Game Room in Eureka.
He is survived by his companion, Cathleen Williams, of the home; four daughters, Sue Weitzel and her husband, Richard, Chanute, Debra Wiles and her husband, Gary, Chanute, Brenda Cox, Neodesha, Leona Bever and her husband, Rick, and stepdaughter Jackie Denner; one son, Tim Cox and his wife, of Iola; one stepson, Rex McVey; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Cox, Augusta, and Carl Cox, Erie; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Margaret Enos, second wife, Jean McVey, and stepson, Rick McVey.
Cremation has taken place.
A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at the Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel in Chanute.
Memorials in his name may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the American Diabetes Association and may be left with the funeral home.
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