American Veteran 09

Leonard "Doc" Colvin

March 11, 1952 ~ November 17, 2021 (age 69)

Obituary

 

Leonard Allen “Doc” Colvin, 69, of Burlingame, KS died Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus, Topeka, KS.

He was born March 11, 1952 in Kansas City, Kansas the son of Lester Colvin and Violet (Rhodes) Colvin.  Leonard grew up in the McClouth, KS area.

On September 25, 1999, Leonard was united in marriage to Stacy Wellborn at their home in Carbondale, Kansas.

Leonard served his country in the United States Marines Corp from 1971, serving as a Microwave Equipment Operator until his discharge in 1976.  During this time he earned a National Defense Service Medal.  After, he worked at Atchison Casting and Krupp Machining until 2001.  In his retirement, he did his own work as a machinist owning and operating Doc’s Machining and Fabrication in Burlingame, KS.

He was straight-forward, honest, and hardworking; he was always willing to teach.  He was known for his larger-than-life sassy attitude.  He would trust a person by their handshake and if they would look him in his eyes.  Above all, he was a caring and loving husband, father, and grandfather. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Violet Colvin, and two sisters, Bonita Kenyon and Catherine Hockenbarger.

He is survived by his wife, Stacy Colvin, of the home; a daughter, Linet Colvin of Burlingame, KS; a brother, David Colvin of Topeka, KS; a sister, Ellen Young of Bonner Springs, KS; a son-in-law, Steve Wolkey of Burlingame, KS; and 3 grandsons, Jacob Cote, Joshua Cote, and Riley Wolkey.

Memorial funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 11, 2021 at the Carbondale Community Center in Carbondale, KS.  Please bring a dish for a Pot Luck meal immediately following the service.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Leonard Colvin Memorial Fund and sent c/o Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, P.O. Box 194, Burlingame, KS 66413. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com.

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Services

Memorial Service
Saturday
December 11, 2021

11:00 AM
Carbondale Community Center
228 S. Main
Carbondale, KS 66414
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