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Leslie "John" Deon Gonzalis

August 26, 1962 ~ October 24, 2021 (age 59)


Leslie Deon “John” Gonzalis was born on August 26, 1962 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma to Chester “Jim” Gonzalis and Thelma Lee Gonzalis.  He passed away on Sunday, October 24, 2021 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma at the age of 59 years, 1 month and 28 days.

While his health permitted, he liked to play softball for Robert Bunch’s team ‘the Gang’.  He also worked for Krauss Construction and worked building chicken houses.  He liked to watch movies.  He enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

He was of the Baptist Faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Jim and Thelma, his brothers: White and Jabby, sister: Debra, 2 nieces, 2 great nephews and a great niece.

John is survived by 1 son: Kelly “Frog” Gonzalis of Springdale, AR, 2 daughters: Ahnawahe Gonzalis of Springdale, AR, Amber Carson of Tulsa, OK, 5 grandsons, 6 granddaughters and 1 great grandchild.

He is also survived by 3 brothers: Richard Gonzalis and wife Elsie of Siloam Springs, AR, Punchy Gonzalis and wife Teresa of Stilwell, OK, Antonio Gonzalis and wife Judy of Stilwell, 4 sisters: Sandra Gonzalis, Rachel Sanchez, Veronica Duncan and husband Robert, Vickie Sanchez and husband Roberto, all of Stilwell, many nieces, nephews, other family and friends, including a special friend: Tammy McDonald.


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November 4, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Roberts Reed Culver Funeral Home
801 W. Locust
Stilwell, OK 74960

Funeral Service
November 5, 2021

2:00 PM
Roberts Reed Culver Chapel

Stilwell, OK 74960

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