TOPEKA — Leonard Allen “Doc” Colvin, Burlingame, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, at University of Kansas Health System, St. Francis Campus, Topeka. He was 69.
He was born March 11, 1952, in Kansas City, the son of Lester and Violet (Rhodes) Colvin. He grew up in the McLouth area.
Leonard was united in marriage to Stacy Wellborn Sept. 25, 1999, at their home in Carbondale.
He served his country in the United States Marines Corp from 1971 to 1976, serving as a Microwave Equipment Operator. During this time, he earned a National Defense Service Medal. He worked at Atchison Casting and Krupp Machining until 2001. After retiring, he did his own work as a machinist, owning and operating Doc’s Machining and Fabrication in Burlingame.
Leonard was straightforward, honest and hardworking, and he was always willing to teach. He was known for his larger-than-life sassy attitude. He would trust a person by their handshake and if they would look him in his eyes. Above all, he was a caring and loving husband, father and grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Violet Colvin; and two sisters, Bonita Kenyon and Catherine Hockenbarger.
Leonard is survived by his wife, Stacy Colvin, of the home; a daughter, Linet Colvin, Burlingame; a brother, David Colvin, Topeka; a sister, Ellen Young, Bonner Springs; a son-in-law, Steve Wolkey, Burlingame; and three grandsons, Jacob Cote, Joshua Cote and Riley Wolkey.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Community Center, Carbondale. A potluck meal will follow the service, and guests are asked to bring a covered dish.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leonard Colvin Memorial Fund and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, P.O. Box 194, Burlingame, KS 66413.
Condolences may be left at Lamb-Roberts.com.