Lee Roy Minks, age 78, of Minneola, Kansas died Thursday, September 8, 2011 at the Minneola District Hospital in Minneola, Kansas. He was born July 13, 1933 in Buffalo, Oklahoma, the son of Leslie and Eva (Dies) Minks.
Lee Roy grew up in Alamota, Kansas and served in the United States Army. Lee Roy married Sondra Kay McGinnis on May 21, 1958 in Caldwell, Kansas. Lee Roy worked for Popejoy Construction and was a mechanic for Lathem Water Service. When he retired he moved to Portas, Kansas, Wagner, Oklahoma and then settled in Minneola, Kansas. Lee Roy enjoyed fishing and hunting.
He is survived by companion, Leota Pritchard of Wagner, Oklahoma; four sons, Richard Lee Minks of Bloom, Kansas, Randall Eugene of Palko, Oklahoma, Brian Wesley Minks of Zurich, Kansas, Shawn Allen Minks of Ulysses, Kansas; one daughter, Cheri Kay Ozborn of Ulysses, Kansas; brother, Les Minks Jr. of Hutchinson, Kansas; five sisters, Florence Parker of Fairview, Oklahoma, May Thomas of Dighton, Kansas, Ila Head of Scott City, Kansas, Faye Fairbank of Cimarron, Kansas, Mildred Rand of Omaha, Arkansas; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Lee Roy was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sondra on August 26, 1991; daughter, Cynthia Sue Martin; brother, Buddy Minks; and sister, Hazel Sisco.
Memorial graveside service will be held Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 10:00 AM at the Ulysses Cemetery in Ulysses, Kansas with Faye Fairbank officiating. Military rites will be conducted by Dexter D. Harbour American Legion Post #79. Memorial contributions may be given to the Wounded Soldiers Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880.