Gary Leslie, 75, of Kingsville, MO, departed this life, Tuesday, November 29, 2011 in Lee's Summit, MO. He was born May 19, 1936 in Gunn City, MO, the son of Ralph and Agnes (Gilleland) Leslie.
Gary graduated from Latour High School in 1954 and soon after served in the army for two years. He then moved to Chicago, IL where he learned his trade as a brick mason. On December 30, 1956, Gary married Carol Juedes in Gunn City, MO. He was a well-known and respected masonry contractor, retiring in 1987.
He volunteered around the Kingsville community for many years in different capacities. Gary was the Kingsville mayor, a member of and president of the Kingsville School Board, deacon at the Kingsville Baptist Church, Little League baseball coach, taught wood working in 4-H, and was a very avid Kingsville sports fan, earning a special award as fan of the year.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Winford Leslie; two sisters Lulu Carnes and Wanda Sehorn; and daughter D'Ann Shull.
Gary is survived by his wife Carol of Kingsville; 3 daughters Dawn (David) Nehring, Kingsville, Dixie (John) Armstrong, Windsor, Donna (Marvin) Wilson, Pleasant Hill; son Matthew (Rita) Leslie, Kingsville; son-in-law Bob Shull, Kingsville; two brothers Robert (Arlene) Leslie, Pleasant Hill, Ed Leslie, Arizona; and sister Mary (Walter) Hocker, Harrisonville; 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday December 3, 2011 at the Kingsville Baptist Church, Kingsville, Missouri with burial in the Kingsville Cemetery.
Visitation was held Friday evening at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.
Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Kingsville Baptist Church Building Fund.