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LESLIE GENE BRYAN, 70, of Kenova, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020, at his residence. Funeral service will be conducted 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2020, at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova with Pastor Roy Jones officiating. He was born August 26, 1949, in Kenova, W.Va., a son of the late Buford and Virginia Morrison Bryan. Les was a self-employed contractor and attended the Victory Baptist Church. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army for 8 years, where he also served in Vietnam. He was a member of the American Legion Post 93 for 46 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Leslie Charles Bryan, and one brother, Eskel Bryan. He is survived by his beloved wife, Lois Gail Jones Bryan; two daughters and one son-in-law, Angela Damron (Chad) and Cheryl Webb; four sons and one daughter-in-law, John and Freland Bryan, Troy Cain (Mary Ann) and Randall Cain; ten grandchildren, Joshua Bryan (Kerri), Jeremiah Bryan, Seth, Evan, Damron, Darius, Daeshaun, Toria-Webb, Troy II and Miguel Cain; two great-grandchildren, Rylan and Mylah Bryan; special friends, Clark and April Scaggs; two nieces, Ellen and LeaAnn; and one nephew, Edward. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2020, at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. Online condolences may be expressed at

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