Byron Bland, Jr. age 92 of Seneca Rocks, WV passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019 at his home. He was born in Seneca Rocks, WV and was a son of the late Byron Stanley Bland and Erma (Harper) Bland. In addition to his parents, Byron was preceded in death by his wife Eula Frances (Vance) Bland in 2006; two brothers, Harper Bland and Thomas L. Bland
Byron is survived by:
One daughter: Deborah Judy and husband Roy Lee of Circleville, WV
Two sons, Michael C. Bland and wife Shirley of Keyser, WV
Ronald L. Bland of Onego, WV
Eight grandchildren: Jennifer (Judy) Foster and husband David
Victoria (Judy) Lantz and husband Mike
Racheal (Bland) Cesnick and husband Shawn
Scott Bland and wife Stephanie
Chase Bland and wife Julie
Twelve Great Grandchildren and Two Step Great Grandchildren
Three sisters: Shirley Yokum of Seneca Rocks, WV
Judith Sponaugle of Knoxville, TN
Billie Tubaugh of Des Moines, Iowa
Loving nieces and nephews and close friends.
Mr. Bland was a US Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Potomac Highlands VFW Post 6454. He was a Teacher and Principal at Seneca Rocks Elementary School for 35 years and retired in 1988. He was a member of the Retired School Personnel Association. He was on the Board of Directors of Upper Potomac Agency on Aging, the Pendleton County Senior and Family Services and Pendleton Manor Nursing Home. He was a member of Seneca Rocks Presbyterian Church and the Gidions International. He was a member of Spruce Mountain Ruritan Club and was a board member of the Grant County Bank in Riverton, WV.
Family will receive friends from 5:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, April 12, 2019 at the North Fork Baptist Church in Riverton, WV. Additional visitation will be 1 hour prior to services on Saturday. Funeral service will begin at 2 PM Saturday at North Fork Baptist Church with Pastor Mark McAllister and Pastor Fletcher Hutcheson officiating. Burial will follow in North Fork Memorial Cemetery with full military honors by Pendleton County Veterans Honor Guard.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International or Seneca Rocks Presbyterian Church Building Fund.