Leslie L. Spicer
Leslie L. Spicer, 61, of Neodesha Kansas; passed away on Sunday, February 27th 2022. He passed peacefully surrounded by family at St. Lukes Hospital in Kansas City Missouri. Leslie was born to Darrell and Donna (Salmons) Spicer on April 27th, 1960 in Decatur Illinois. The family moved to Wichita Kansas, and Leslie graduated from Wichita South High School in 1978. After graduating high school, Leslie enlisted in the Marine Corp. He was a Marine until 1982, after his enlistment he moved to Neodesha and joined the 891st Engineer Group Kansas National Guard. While in the Military, Leslie was involved in Operation Just Cause in Panama. Leslie served in the Kansas National Guard from 1983 to 2003. He retired from the military after his 20 years of service. During Leslie's life, he worked various jobs after the military. He worked at Matcor in Independence from 2004 to 2008, Midwest Minerals in Neodesha from 2008 to 2019, and USD 461 as a bus driver from 2019 until his death.
Leslie proposed to Tammy Hull on Valentine's Day weekend at Pizza Hut in Neodesha, 1984. On April 14th, 1984 Leslie married Tammy. Of the marriage, they had 3 daughters. Leslie was very proud of his daughters and grandchildren, and enjoyed the time he spent with them.
Leslie enjoyed being outside and enjoying the farm him and his wife resided on. Leslie was very proud of his service in the military and was well thought of by his friends that served with him.
Leslie is survived by his wife of the home, Tammy (Hull) Spicer of rural Neodesha Kansas, and by twin daughters Sharon and Shelia Spicer of Neodesha Kansas.
Leslie is also survived by daughter Rachelle (Spicer) John and her husband Tommy of Neodesha Kansas. Leslie had 6 grandchildren, Olyvia, Jorden, Zoie, Bethany, Collin, and Mollie.
Also survived is his father Rev. Darrell Spicer of Howard Kansas, his sister Tammy Krug of Manhattan Kansas, brother Vince Spicer of Stanley North Dakota, brother Evan Spicer of Valley Center Kansas, brother Clayton Spicer of Pittsfield Illinois, and brother Andrew Spicer of Newton Kansas. Leslie was also proud of his numerous nieces and nephews. Leslie was preceded in death by his mother, Donna (Salmons) Spicer and his brother Lyle Spicer. Leslie will be remembered for being a great husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, and looking dang good in his Wranglers.