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Warren Leon Smith

September 21, 1952 — March 27, 2024

Warren Leon Smith passed away March 27, 2024, at Ascension St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Leon was born to Warren A. and Helen F. (Stevenson) Smith on September 21, 1952, at home in Osage City, Kansas.

He attended school at Waverly Grade and Talmage Grade and graduated from Chapman High School with the class of 1971. After graduation Leon enlisted in the United States Navy, where he dedicated six years before being honorably discharged. Upon leaving the Navy, Leon moved to Garnett where he began working in the oil fields. He then attended DeVry Institute where he majored in Telecommunications. After graduating, he went to work at Northern Telecom for several years before being hired by Salina-Spavinaw Telephone Company, in Salina, Oklahoma, in 1992. He worked for them for a quarter of a century before retiring in 2017.

Leon had three great loves, Chiefs football, K-State football, and football. He occasionally would go to the casino, where he seemed to win more often than he lost. Leon had a wonderful personality and loved to tease his relatives. He loved kids and was a great uncle, not only to his niece and nephew but to his cousins' kids as well.

Leon was preceded in death by his parents; and niece, Kimberly Ann Peters.

He is survived by his sister Gayle (Alvin) Peters of Garnett, Kansas and nephew, Brian Peters of Garnett, Kansas, along with numerous cousins and several special friends in Salina, Oklahoma.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service in Garnett, Kansas. Family will greet friends one hour prior to service at 1:00 P.M. Inurnment will take place at Berea Cemetery in Greeley, Kansas.

Condolences can be left for the family at Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Labre Indian School, Disabled American Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Salina Fire Department or Wounded Warrior Project and can be left in the care of the funeral home.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

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Feuerborn Family Funeral Service - Garnett

219 S. Oak
Garnett, KS 66032

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

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Berea Cemetery (Franklin County)

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Greeley, KS 66033

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