Jan. 1, 1922 - Nov. 25, 2007
HURON Leonard B. Cooksey, 85, of Huron, died Sunday at the Norwalk Memorial Home after a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 1, 1922 in Bowling Green, Ky., and had lived in Huron for 51 years moving from Lorain. He was a veteran of the United States Army.
He worked as a carpenter for American Ship, Lorain. He was a life member of VFW Post 7576, Vermilion. He enjoyed fishing.
Survivors include daughters, Beatrice Squire of Lansing, Mich., and Barbara Cooksey of Huron; sons, Garland Cooksey of Huron, Noah Cooksey of Salida, Colo., Alven Cooksey of Sandusky; and two grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Bonnie Cooksey, on Oct 21, 2003; his parents; infant twins; and sisters, Ivell, Virginia and Kathryn .
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South St., Vermilion, where the Vermilion Veterans Council will conduct military services at 6:30 p.m. and funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion
Memorial gifts may be sent to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870 or Norwalk Memorial Home, 272 Benedict Avenue, Norwalk, Ohio 44857.