ROSE HILL, Va. — Darrell Virgil Leland, 67, of Rose Hill, Va., passed away July 22, 2013, at Holston Valley Hospital.
He was born Aug. 4, 1945, in Wise, Va., the son of the late Charles Leland and Odith Baker Leland Bevins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepbrother, Ronnie Bevins.
Darrell was a Vietnam veteran, having served in the U.S. Army, where he received a Purple Heart. Following his time in the Army, he served in the Indiana Army National Guard for 20 years. He had retired from General Motors in Indiana. He loved fishing, hunting, and most of all, the Lord.
Darrell is survived by his wife of 18 years, Brenda England Leland; daughter, Dawn Kaneshige of Gilbert, Ariz.; son, Derk Leland and wife Toby of Anderson, Ind.; and four grandchildren, Kevin Kaneshige, Logan Leland, Bryan Leland and Justin Leland.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Robinette Funeral Home in Rose Hill. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Revs. Charles H. Long and Justin Helton officiating. The committal service and interment will follow in the Jones Cemetery in Ewing with military honors presented by the Wise County Veteran’s Organization and the Gate City Honors Team.
Online condolences may be sent and viewed by visiting ww.RobinetteFuneralHomes.com. Robinette Funeral Home of Rose Hill is serving the Leland family.
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