Leonard “Rocky” Ray Alsup

Leonard “Rocky” Ray Alsup, 56, of Monett, went to be with his Lord in Heaven on Wednesday Jan. 6, 2016, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo.   He was born in Bartlesville, Okla., on March 12, 1959, the son of the late John “Ben” and Joyce Ann (Rogers) Alsup.   He was united in marriage on Oct. 20, 1995 in Miami, Okla., to Deloris (Dee) Weed. She survives.

He worked as a welder in the oil fields most of his life and worked later on refurbishing mobile homes with his best friend and brother-in-law, Joe Christian, and was a member of the River of Life Church in Monett, Mo.

Rocky enjoyed football and baseball, both playing them when he was in high school and watching them on T.V.   He was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers and Brett Favre.   He enjoyed cooking both professionally and at home and once owned a B-B-Q restaurant named “The Hickory Stick” which was very successful. He also loved hunting and fishing.

Rocky is survived by his wife, Dee, of the home;   two sons,   Thomas Benton Alsup, of Bartlesville, Okla., and Steven Cornelius, of Milwaukee, Wisc.; one daughter, Valerie Kristen Kay Alsup; four brothers,   Danny Rogers, of Monett, Ricky Rogers of Bartlesville, Okla., “Chip” JB Alsup of Columbia, Mo., and Tommy Alsup of Prairie City, Ore.; three sisters, Linda Denny, of Dewey, Okla., Barbara Christian, of Verona, and Anna Bishop, of Miller, Mo.; three grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by both parents,   Ben and Joyce Ann.

Visitation for Rocky was held on Friday, Jan. 8, from 6-8 p.m. at the Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett, Mo.   Funeral services were on Saturday, Jan. 9, at 10 a.m. at the Bennett-Wormington Funeral Chapel in Monett, with Pastor Rob Hollecker officiating.   Burial followed services at 2 p.m. at the Denlow Cemetery near Ava, Mo.

Memorial donations for Rocky may be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation.

Online condolences may be made at www.bennett wormington.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett, Mo.