Covell Funeral Home

200 N Brownson, Kingsley, MI


Leon Floyd Voice

4 January , 196828 August , 2019

Leon Floyd Voice, age 51, of Traverse City, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019 at Munson Medical Center in the loving care of his family. Leon was born in Traverse City, Michigan, on Jan. 4, 1968 to biological parents James and Janice (Watterson) Dalton, in care of adoptive parents Floyd and Lucy (Taylor) Voice. Leon grew up in Kingsley, Michigan, later in Karlin, Michigan where he joined the military in 1985 in Traverse City, Michigan, where he was a part of the 182nd Transportation Company. Leon was honorably discharged from the Army in 1993. Leon was a hard working man with a work history of 37 years with no lapse in employment. He worked at three companies within those 37 years, Apple Fence Co., Leonardo's Tree Service, and A-1 Professional Tree Service. Leon, being a very mechanically inclined individual, had an in depth understanding of how machines and engines operated, and was capable of repairing anything that needed fixed. He was a Tree Climber, with outstanding skill. An avid Hunter and Fisherman with an affection for Coors Light. He was a patient and understanding man, capable of teaching anyone that cared to learn and pay attention. A man that payed attention to detail in every situation. Leon had a great sense of humor and had a joke for every situation; it was hard to be upset when he was in the room. Leon is survived by his fiance Monica Maleski; children, Nathan Voice, Scott Nichols, Mindy (Kyle) Reinbold, Henry (Alisha) Husted, and Barbara Husted; grandchildren, Kali, Cassidy, Henry, Hazel, and Hannah Husted, Autumn Burnam, Karmyn, Jarvis, and Alizae Reinbold, and Tyler Banks; siblings, Deborah, Mary, David, and Timothy Dalton, and Regina (Bert) Griffus; his father James Dalton Sr.; along with many nieces and nephews. Leon was preceded in death by his parents, Lucy, Floyd, and Janice; brothers, James Jr. and John Sr. Dalton. A visitation for family and friends will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday Sept. 7, 2019 at Covell Funeral Home in Kingsley. A celebration of life will be the following Saturday Sept. 14, 2019. Information will be available at visitation.


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  • Visitation Saturday, 7 September , 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, 14 September , 2019


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Wilson Family

4 September 2019

Thoughts & Prayers for Leon's Soul, & for all the Family & Friends .

David Dalton

3 September 2019

Not sure if this was 2015 or 2016. Leon was camping at the river, and I surprise visited him there. He introduced me to true camping, in the middle of the woods with the river nearby. We enjoyed one last camping trip this year, back in June, and for that I am grateful... the memories will always be with me... fly high brother....

David Dalton

3 September 2019

This was Leon's first visit to the Texas Roadhouse. He enjoyed it very much, we went 2 more times. I'm sure having a hard time processing this loss. Not only my brother, my best friend...

Shandra Rutkowski

3 September 2019

I remember the first time I met Leon, I was meeting his brother David and his family for breakfast at the Jackson Coney Island. David introduced me to the family and I remember Leon being somewhat quiet but we we're all cracking jokes before breakfast that morning and I remember Leon laughing and I will never forget that smile. I have been good friends with Leon's brother David Dalton for years and I am blessed that I was able to meet such a kind soul.
My condolences to the family of Leon.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

David Dalton

3 September 2019

Getting to know you over the last 30 years has been one of the best things that has ever happened to me, other than my daughter being born. Our weekly phone calls, sometimes daily, are going to be sorely missed. Being able to take 2 annual brother trips will be something I will always cherish. So much to say, so little words. Fly high my brother, until we meet again. I love you brother... Brother Dave.

Mary Walsh

31 August 2019

I can't believe your gone. It's very hard to accept that you transitioned over to the.great beyond. I wasn't done getting to know you....I am so glad we shared our time together. I thank brother David for that. May Angels comfort all your family and friends. I love you Leon!!!