Warren L. Cooksey, 72, of Russell, Kansas, died on September 29, 2017, at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas.

Warren was born on December 10, 1944, in Concordia, Kansas, the son of Warren John and Olivebelle Jean (Moman) Cooksey.  He grew up in Russell, Kansas and graduated from Russell High School in 1962.  He joined the United States Army and fought in the Vietnam War.  He received his higher education from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas where he received his Bachelor Degree.  Later he graduated from Ft. Hays State University where he received his Masters Degree.  He worked as an insurance agent for 2 years and a Bank Examiner for 2 years.  He also worked with the University of Houston in the maintenance department and in his later years worked as a care giver.  He was a member of the 2nd Baptist Church of Russell, Russell V.F.W. Post #6240 and Promise Keepers.  He enjoyed crossword puzzles and was an avid reader and especially enjoyed reading Western books.  Most of all he enjoyed spending time working with his church and helping member of his church congregation and members of the Russell community.

Surviving family include his sister Cathey Cooksey of Houston, Texas.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service to celebrate Warren's life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, October 06, 2017, at the 2nd Baptist Church in Russell, Kansas, with Reverend Eric Malone officiating.  Cremation has been selected by the family.  The family will greet guests before and after the memorial service.  Memorials may be given to the 2nd Baptist Church and can be sent in care of the mortuary.  Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas, is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.


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