C. Leroy Culbreath
Hays, Kansas – C. Leroy Culbreath, age 66, died Monday, August 13, 2012, at Medical Lodge Post -Acute Care Center, Kansas City, Kansas.
He was born May 9, 1946, in Stafford, Kansas, to Samuel T. “Ted” and Thelma (Henry) Culbreath. He married Martha Rose (Karlin) on September 26, 1986, in Hays, Kansas. She died September 12, 2006.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam era. He was a graduate of St. John’s High School, St. John’s, Kansas. He was a Police Officer with the Hays police Department and the Ellis County Sheriff Department for 26 years and retired due to his heath in 1995. He was a member of the Hays V.F.W. Post No. 9076. He was very active with the Ellis County 4-H Club, Pheasants Forever , and Hays City Sportsmen Club. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsmen.
Survivors include one son, Sam Culbreath, of the home; one daughter, Misti Gaston and husband, Daniel, Kansas City, MO; one sister, Virginia Bauer, Larned, KS; two grandchildren, Lexi and Drake Gaston. He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife, Martha Rose Culbreath.
Services are 10:00 A.M. Thursday, August 16, 2012, at Cline’s Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas. Burial in Fort Hays Memorial Garden Cemetery, Hays, Kansas, with Military Honors by the Hays V.F.W. Post No. 9076.
Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, and from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. Thursday, at Cline’s Mortuary of Hays.
Memorials to Pheasant Forever or Hays City Sportsmen Club. Condolences can be sent via e-mail to email@example.com.