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 Leslie Lankster “Lesipoo” Vannatta

Leslie Lankster “Lesipoo” Vannatta

Leon County, Texas, USA
Death 21 Jan 2004 (aged 70)
New Mexico, USA
Burial Oakwood, Leon County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 92764978 · View Source
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Leslie Vannatta, age 70, of Clovis, New Mexico, died January 21, 2004 at his home in Clovis.

He was born November 11, 1933 in Oakwood, Texas to Leslie Edward and Myrtle Johnson Vannatta. He married Carrie „Beth‰ Jones August 12, 1959 in Oakwood, Texas. He worked as a teacher and High School football coach in Oakwood Texas, then as a juvenile probation officer for four years in Houston, Texas.

He then went to the F.B.I. Academy in 1964 and became a special agent working in Salt Lake City, Utah, San Francisco, California, Monterey, California, Farmington, New Mexico, then to Clovis, New Mexico, where he retired in 1987.

He was a member of the Clovis-Portales Elks Lodge, The First Christian Church of Oakwood, Texas. He was an avid golfer, fisherman, played cards with his wife, and attended his grandchildren's sporting events.

Survivors are his wife, Beth Vannatta; daughter, Jo Beth Vannatta; son, Tom Vannatta and wife, Patti of Phoenix, Arizona; and son, Charles Vannatta and his wife Kay, of Clovis, New Mexico; and four grandchildren, Bryan, Lexi, Leslie Joe, and Shelby Vannatta.

Funeral services were held on January 24, 2004, in Clovis, New Mexico, and January 26, 2004, in Oakwood, Texas, where burial followed at the Oakwood City Cemetery.

In remembrance of our dear friend and neighbor with whom we shared many good times and lots of laughter. Friends forever from the good ol' boys and good ol' girls on The Hill in Carmel Valley. Published in The Monterey Herald on January 27, 2004

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  • Created by: Ms. Clyde
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 92764978
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Leslie Lankster “Lesipoo” Vannatta (11 Nov 1933–21 Jan 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92764978, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Oakwood, Leon County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Ms. Clyde (contributor 46994776) .