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Leonard Lasley

Leonard Gordon Lasley, known in Carey as “Doc,” died peacefully Saturday, April 2, 2022, at his home in Carey surrounded by his family. Leonard was 92 years old.
Leonard was born in Carey, on June 26, 1929, to the late David and Katherine (Hickle) Lasley and attended school in Carey, graduating from Carey High School in 1947. One evening, at the Carey Roller Rink, Ethel Ray caught his eye and after a first “not a date” and a good evening kiss the two started dating. Shortly after, the two were married on Sept. 7, 1948. Ethel preceded Leonard in death on March 29, 2015.
Leonard and Ethel made Carey their home; here, they raised their four children and watched their family grow. Leonard worked for more than 47 years at National Lime and Stone in many different capacities, but mainly operated the shovel. When he first started at the quarry he drove a uke truck that he nick-named, The Uke. Often his children would bring him lunch and have the opportunity to sit inside the shovel while he was working. They always enjoyed their time and playing with the levers and scoop in the shovel.
Leonard was a true musician. He enjoyed playing the fiddle with his square dance band, the piano and teaching his son how to play the accordion. Leonard was very proud of his time spent with the Carey High School orchestra where he had to play the violin and not his fiddle.
Never being able to sit still, Leonard knew everyone in town and would walk around talking to everyone. He enjoyed the local IGA and quickly made friends with everyone who worked there. While the store was only around the corner, everyone knew the trip would take at least two hours. He enjoyed sharing his knowledge of woodworking and crafting furniture for his family was one of his favorite hobbies. Leonard and Ethel enjoyed vacation with their children to Kure Beach in North Carolina every year for more than 25 years.
Being a man of faith, Leonard was a longtime member of Memorial United Church in Carey. He read his Bible daily and truly walked by faith. He always proclaimed, “I love God and I love his Bible.”
Leonard will be missed by his children, Linda (Greg) Enders of Carey, Deborah (David) Curlis of Upper Sandusky, and Paul (Tina) Lasley of Powell; daughter-in-law, Joan Lasley; grandchildren, Laurie (Nick) Scheck, Valerie (Ted) Schalk, Mike (Michelle) Enders, Rebecca (Troy) Barhite, Bryan (Barbie) Curlis, Ben (Robyn) Enders, Mitzi Faber, Michelle Norden, Greg Rock, Amy (Steve) Kozel, Kristen (Corey) Doersam, Jacob (Brittany) Lasley and Morgan Lasley; great-grandchildren, Amanda (Eric) Butler, Elyse (Steven) Gehret, Evan (Abby) Scheck, Christian, Spencer and Alicia Barhite, Tyler and Hailey Johnson, Michelle, Sarah and Tyler Johnson, Miranda Rock, James, Alexander and Ethan Enders, Andy and Brandon Enders, Bryanna and Brady Curlis, Kevin (Olivia) Kozel, Kaela (Grant) Wentling, Riley Doersam, Norah Doersam and Odessa Flora; great-great-grandchildren, Piper Butler, Lainey Gehret, Peyton and Landon Kozel. He has a sister-in-law, Patsy Lasley of Findlay, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Leonard was preceded in death by his son, James “Fred” Lasley; brother, George Lasley; and infant sister, Adelma Lasley.
Visitation will be held at Memorial United Methodist Church, Carey, on Wednesday, April 6, from 10 a.m.-noon. A funeral will be held at noon at the church with the Rev. Loran Miracle officiating. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey, and a luncheon for family and friends at Moreno’s Casual Dining in Carey. Please feel free to wear a mask if you so desire.
Donations may be made in Leonard’s honor to Memorial United Methodist Church, 229 E. Findlay Street, Carey, or Hospice of Wyandot County, 105 Houpt Drive, Upper Sandusky.
Arrangements were handled by Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey. Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting

1 Comment

  1. Ralph C Vogel on April 11, 2022 at 3:45 pm

    I worked many years with Doc, at NL&S, back in the ’60’s. Have fond memories of him. RIP.

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