LeRoy Junior Mathis

LeRoy Junior Mathis, 68, of Leavenworth, passed away, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Leavenworth V.A. Medical Center. He was born July 27, 1944, in Leavenworth, the son of LeRoy and Naomi (Minny) Mathis.

He is preceded in death by his son Rodney DeWayne Mathis; his sisters, Ethel Jones and Irene Holmes; and his brother Jessie Ray Mathis Sr.

LeRoy is survived by his lovely wife, Vera Louise Mathis of Leavenworth; daughter, Ronda Satriano of Leavenworth; son, LeRoy J. Mathis III and his wife Teresa Mathis of Linwood, Kan.; daughter-in-law, Reginia Mathis of Leavenworth, Kan.; brother, Dickie Gay Mathis of Leavenworth; brother, Lawrence Eugene Mathis and his wife Rosie Mathis of Valley Falls, Kan.; sister, Judy Kay Schmidt of Farmington, Mo.; grandsons, Brandon Mathis and wife Stephanie Mathis; and their children Alexa Palmgren, Gunner Palmgren and Skyler Trenton Mathis; and two other grandsons, Darren LeRoy Mathis and Samuel Bryce Mathis.

Visitation will be from 6 to7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside service with military honors will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at Leavenworth National Cemetery.