Lesley P. “Les” Wakeley
Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, Lesley “Les” Percival Wakeley Jr., was welcomed into the arms of his loving savior Jesus Christ on the morning of March 18, 2018.
Les was born on March 24, 1945 in Spokane Washington to Lesley and Margaret (Hilton) Wakeley. He grew up in Spokane and graduated from East Valley High School. He also attended Wenatchee Valley College and Spokane Community Colleges.
While working for a wholesale pharmaceutical company, he met his first wife, Carol Strobel and they were married for 22 years before Carol’s life was taken by cancer. In 1994, Les met his present wife Bobbi (McBain) Wakeley. They were married nearly 24 years.
Les was a long-time member of the Northview Bible Church and was involved in men’s and single’s Bible Studies. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren, playing with his dog Lilly, reading the Bible, and trips with Bobbi. Les also loved to laugh and could often find humor in almost every circumstance.
Les was preceded in death by his parents, sister Juanita Roberton, and his first wife Carol. He is survived by his second wife Bobbi, children: Marc (Corey) Wakeley, Brooke Wakeley, Matthew (Ressie) Wakeley, and Brianna (Tony) Wood, step-daughters Kristi (Jon) Amend and Jana (Jake) Troyer, grandchildren Luke, Kate, Makaio, Sydney, Keokiana, Amadi, Seth, Eli, Hattie, Jacey, Judah, Jonah, Jovey, and sisters Sharon McMahon and Marless Taylor. Les will also be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.
A Celebration of Life will take place at Branches Community Church on April 21, 2018 at 2:00PM. Inurnment will take place at Fairmount Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
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