Memorial services for LeRoy Allen Cooley, 67, Lecompton, will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2013 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory.
Mr. Cooley died Thursday, May 9, 2013, in Lawrence.
He was born August 29, 1945 in Pomona, Kansas, the son of Joseph Cress and Marjorie Alice Ward Cooley. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1963, and has lived in the area for most of his life.
Mr. Cooley served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and worked for “Wood N Stuff” as a carpenter. He enjoyed fishing and helping people.
Survivors include three sons, Tony Allen Cooley of Lawrence, Tye Ambrose Cooley and wife Amber of Olathe, KS, and Clayton Whitten of Florida; his mother, Marjorie Alice Cooley of Lecompton, KS; grandchildren, Kaden, Lexi, Hannah, Dane, Gemma, Alora, and Ava; nephews, Joseph and Eric Lipp; and niece, Bobbie Jo Smith.
He was preceded in death by his father, and a sister, Joyce McClenton.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the LeRoy A. Cooley Memorial Fund, or the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.