Gary Randall Kingsley
Gary Randall Kingsley
Born August 29, 1943 died August 30, 2021
Born in Spearman Texas to Richard and Evelyn Kingsley, graduated from Spearman High School in 1961 and attended Lubbock Christian College and York College where he met Leann (Hanke) and they were married on February 6, 1964 in York Nebraska. They lived in York, where Gary worked at Standard Brands and had their first child in 1965. Gary took a job with Hesston Corp as a technical illustrator in 1965 and they moved to Newton Kansas. Gary worked at Hesston Corp (now AGCO) and eventually became the supervisor of the Graphic Design Department until he retired in February 2011. Gary eventually graduated from Bethel College in 1983.
Gary loved playing golf (he had the nickname of Bear on the Hesston Golf course), wheeling and dealing with his Hesston Belt Buckle business, traveling to flea markets to sell his wares, he loved old cars, especially early Ford Mustangs. In his later years he loved watching golf and game shows on TV, and flipping channels. He spent lots of time with his church family, his family and friends having game nights and meeting at Norms to just hang with his pals.
Gary had a deep relationship with God. He was a faithful member of the Columbus Avenue Church of Christ, having served as a deacon in the past, leading singing, teaching Bible classes and holding up the Bass line while singing at church.
Gary loved his family. He is survived by his wife, Leann. Brothers: Larry (Mary) Kingsley of Gainsville TX and Danny Kingsley of Lubbock TX. Brother in Law Richard (Karen) Hanke of Choctaw OK Children: Geoff (Rhonda) Kingsley of Edmond OK, Deborah Kingsley of Newton KS, Brian (Kelly) Kingsley of Olpe, KS. Grandchildren: AJ (Latiffany) Kingsley of Kansas City MO (great granddaughters: Ayanna and Cambria), Jeanna Watson-Tolbert (great grandkids, McKaelah, Kembran and Mellanie), Maryn (Logan) Thompson of Bartlett TN (great granddaughter Joanna), Caleb (Abbie) Kingsley of Maumelle AR, Asa Kingsley and fiancée Addie of Edmond OK. Haley Kingsley and fiancée Jacob of Topeka KS, Maycee Kingsley of Emporia KS, Mia Kingsley of Olpe KS. Numerous nieces, nephews, church family members and his three cats who made him laugh every day.
Preceding him in death are his parents, In Laws, Harry and Ena Hanke, Sister Patricia Bassett and Grandson Preston Tolbert.
A memorial service will take place at 2:30p.m. Saturday, September 11th, 2021 at Columbus Avenue Church of Christ, 101 Columbus Ave., in Newton.
In lieu of flowers please send memorials to:
1501 N Meridian, Wichita KS 67203
PALS Animal Rescue
PO Box 47342, Wichita KS 67201
Know your Bible
C/O Northside Church of Christ
4545 N Meridian, Wichita KS 67204
Published by The Kansan from Sep. 1 to Sep. 4, 2021.