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April 18th, 2021

george leighULYSSES – George Thomas Leigh, 68, died Friday, April 2, 2021 at St. Catherine hospital in Garden City after a brief illness. 

He was born July 23, 1952 to William A. (Bill) Leigh and Helen M. (Robinson) Leigh in Ulysses.

He married Jeannette (Fast) Leigh on June 14, 1996. She survives.

He graduated from Ulysses High School in 1970. 

He served his country as a Marine, after which he went to school in Minnesota to learn diesel mechanics. 

He was baptized and joined the Ulysses Mennonite Brethren Church. In September 2009, he joined fellowship with the Country View Baptist Church and found various avenues of service there; especially enjoying men’s fellowship activities. 

He enjoyed fishing and hunting. 

He was a member of the Kiwanis and the Dexter D. Harbour American Legion Post #79.

He worked for various construction companies around Ulysses before he established his own company, George’s Diesel Service. 

For 18 years he worked for the local John Deere dealership, known as Grant County Implement, then Cornerstone Sales Inc., then American Implement.

Survivors also include three children: Cory Craddock, Bixby, Okla., Shawna Prather and husband, Scott, Campbell, Texas, and Joseph Leigh, Hutchinson; brother, Charles and wife, Paula Leigh, Canyon, Texas; sister, Etta Friesen, Lynden, Wash.; six grandchildren: Levi Prather, Shaina Podner and husband, Bradley, Ashley, Ethan, Blake and Charlotte Craddock; great-grandson, Samuel Podner; Rachel Craddock, Bixby, Okla.; and many other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Susan (Leigh) Siebert; and nephew, Charlie Leigh.

• Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Country View Baptist Church in Ulysses with Pastor James Berry presiding. 

Memorials are suggested to the Gideons in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, KS 67880. 

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