June 10, 1932 - March 7, 2015
Bernard Harrison Leonard, Sr., 82, of Bristol, Virginia went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 7, 2015. He was born on June 10, 1932, a son of the late I. N. and Aileen Rutherford Leonard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn R. Leonard and his mother-in-law, Mary M. Neal. He served in the United States Air Force for four years and was a Major in the Virginia Highlands Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol located at Virginia Highlands Airport. He was also a member of the National Association for Amateur Radio W41GY. He and his late wife were owners of Bernard's Hobby and Craft Store for many years. He was an engineer for several radio stations through out TN, VA and KY and was a member of Shakesville Church of Christ were he served as an elder and on the board of directors. Bernard is survived by his granddaughter and best friend, Wendy Leonard Edwards and husband Chad of Chelsea, MI; son, Bernie Leonard, Jr. of Yelm, WA; sister, Viola Beatty of Bristol, VA; great grandson, Austin Edwards; cousin, Larry Walker; several other extended family members; and two special friends in Christ, Jerry Cannon and Betty Mann Poole. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Blevins Funeral & Cremation Services, 417 Lee St., Bristol, VA. The funeral service will follow at 7:00 pm in the funeral home chapel with Brother Bill Sexton officiating. The committal service and interment will be conducted at 11:00 am on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Mountain View Cemetery in Bristol, VA. All those wishing to attend the committal service and interment are asked to meet at Blevins Funeral & Cremation Services at 10:30 am on Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery.
Bernard Harrison Leonard, Sr., 82, of Bristol, Virginia went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 7, 2015. He was born on June 10, 1932, a son of the late I. N. and Aileen Rutherford Leonard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in... View Obituary & Service Information
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