Kenneth L. Donald

Kenneth “Ken” L. Donald (Phoneman) 69, of Leavenworth, Kan., died Nov. 8, 2016, in McAllen, Texas. He was born on February 2, 1947, to Beach L. and Katharn L. (Rice) Donald.

Kenneth L. Donald

On May 19, 1968, he married Carolyn Jean Metzger. To this union two sons were born; James E. Donald (wife Kenwin) and Kevin J Donald (wife Shannon). Kevin preceded him in death on April 28, 2009. Grandchildren are Justin Wisdom and Karleigh Donald to James and Kenwin, and Kaleb J. Donald to Kevin and Shannon; a great-grandson Jackson Wisdom and another great-grandchild along the way.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Juanita Vandruff, Virginia Dill, and Patricia Donald; and four brothers, Thomas Wells, Beach “Rusty” Donald Jr, Harold Donald, and Phelps “Bud” Donald.

Kenneth spent two years in the US Army, with one year of it in Vietnam. Kenneth worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone, Continental Phone, Sprint Phone, and he ran his own phone business. He also worked for NASA. He was a member of Prison City Radio Club. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all who knew him.

He will be laid to rest at Leavenworth National Cemetery at 11:00 am on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alliance Against Family Violence or your choice in care of the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.