Warren L. Cooksey, 72, Russell, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at Hays Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 10, 1944, in Concordia to Warren John and Olivebelle Jean (Moman) Cooksey. He was a 1962 graduate of Russell High School, received a bachelor’s degree from Pittsburg State University and later graduated from Fort Hays State University with a master’s degree.

He was a care giver. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War.

Survivors include a sister, Cathey Cooksey, Houston.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at 2nd Baptist Church, Russell; cremation has been chosen by the family.

Family will greet guests before and after the memorial service.

Memorials are suggested to 2nd Baptist Church in care of Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell.