Michael A. O’Leary, Sr., 72 of Leonardville, died Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at his residence. He was born July 15, 1950 in Wichita, Kansas, the son of Thomas and E. Louise (Pinkerton) O’Leary.
Michael grew up in Wichita and graduated from Wichita Heights High School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps after high school. He owned and operated the Triple O cabinet shop in Wichita with his father and brother until 1974. He then worked as a construction foreman in Lakin. Michael married Teresa Duncan on December 7, 1975 and the couple moved to Norcatur, Kansas where he worked on a cattle ranch for several years before moving back to Lakin and worked for Duncan Lockers. Michael then served as an Information Technology Instructor for the National Guard at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland, later being transferred to the Logistics Systems ranch in Pryor, Oklahoma. After his discharge, he owned Michael’s Country Accents in Tulsa. The couple lived in Manhattan, Kansas until moving to North Carolina in 2010 until 2021, when they returned to Kansas. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Linda O’Leary and an infant brother.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa O’Leary of Leonardville, Kansas; sons, Michael O’Leary, Jr. of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Thomas and wife, Melissa O’Leary of Washington, D.C. and Benjamin O’Leary of Leonardville, Kansas; daughter, Lacey O’Leary of Raleigh, North Carolina; 9 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; brother, Rick and wife, Deborah O’Leary of Queen Creek, Arizona; and sisters, Kathleen and husband, Bobby Walker of New Castle, Oklahoma and Karen and husband, Billy Belk of Perryville, Arkansas.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 2:00PM at the Manhattan Church of Christ in Manhattan, Kansas.
There will be no visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Christ in memory of Michael O’Leary. Please write Oasis Missions in memo. All donations will go the Dubai School of Preaching and the Children’s Home in Putrela, India.