Leslie Ray Leonard, age 76, of Bristol, VA passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born November 10, 1942 in Bristol, VA a son of the late Robert and Pearl Leonard, and he has lived all of his life in the Bristol area. He worked as a janitor for Dominion Carton, and was of the Baptist Faith.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Jerry Shipp, Jr.; sisters, Naomi and Mary; brothers, J.B., Clayton, Willard and Doug Leonard. Surviving include his loving wife of 48 years, Mary Frances Branson Leonard; daughter, Joyce Barger and husband Wayne; sons, Jerry Shipp and wife Beverly and Bruce Leonard; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Jim Ray Goodwin.
The funeral service will be held 6:00 pm, Friday, June 7, 2019 in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Roy Branson officiating. The burial will be held 3:30 pm Saturday in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 4:00 to 5:45pm Friday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be registered at www.weaverfuneralhome.net. Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.