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Charley G. Leak, 97, died February 17, 2015, at his home in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He and his wife, Evelyn, were life-long residents of Pratt County, until moving to Stillwater in 2013 to be close to their daughter, Barbara Brock.
Visitation will be from 10:00-10:45 A.M., Saturday, February 21, at the Church of Christ, 320 Country Club Road, Pratt, Kansas, followed by the service celebrating his life at 11:00 A.M.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; two daughters, Sharon Taylor and husband James of Leakey, Texas, and Barbara Brock and husband Pat of Stillwater, Oklahoma; three grandsons, Brian Taylor and wife Viki of San Antonio, Texas, Jeff Koeninger and wife Stephanie of Keller, Texas, and Jason Koeninger and wife Shannon of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two step-grandsons, David Brock and wife Jennifer of Tulsa, and Aaron Brock and wife Melinda of Woodward, Oklahoma. Six great grandchildren and four step great grandchildren also survive him; Amy and Austin Taylor of San Antonio, Jake and Cole Koeninger of Keller, Quentin and Violet Koeninger of Tulsa, Eli and Toria Brock of Tulsa, Megan and Allison Brock of Woodward, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
His parents, Maurice and Effie Shepard Leak, four sisters, Eloise Fraizer, Wilma Detwiler, Evelyn Marie Leak, and Arlene Berry, and two brothers, Harold and Richard, preceded him in death.
Charley was born December 1, 1917, near Coats. He attended grades 1-8 at the Mt. Pleasant one-room school, one mile east of the farm where he grew up. He graduated from Pratt High School, then began farming with his dad.
He and Evelyn Irene Burbank were married August 27, 1939. They celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary in August 2014, with a weekend visit to Pratt, accompanied by their daughters and sons-in-law. Their home congregation, the Pratt Church of Christ, honored them with a surprise luncheon and anniversary celebration.
Charley farmed in Pratt County until 1998. He and Evelyn built a house and moved into Pratt in the spring of 1984. During the drought years of the 50s and early 60s, he and Richard Hall teamed up to build terraces and waterways on many farms throughout the area. During the winters, he also operated the C & L Repair shop in Pratt, repairing tractors and trucks.
Charley served as an elder of the Pratt Church of Christ for 33 years, taught Bible classes and coordinated the Bible class program for many years. He also served two terms on the Cullison school board and several years on the Richland Township Board. He and Evelyn delivered Meals-On-Wheels to shut-ins, until a few months before moving to Stillwater. They enjoyed RVing in Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona, and spent many winters in South Texas.
Memorial contributions may be made to World Bible School, P.O. Box 2169, Cedar Park, TX 78630-9964; Colorado Christian Services, 3959 E. Arapahoe Rd., Ste. 200, Centennial, CO 80122; or the Hospice of your choice.
Funeral arrangements by Ayers-Calbeck Mortuary.
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