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Leon E. Bursley, Sr.

Leon E. Bursley, Sr., 58, of Ashland, died Saturday, August 23, 2014. He was born October 14, 1955, to Herbert and Arlene (nee Love) Bursley.

He was a graduate of Western Reserve High School and the Denver Automotive and Diesel College. Leon worked as a skilled tradesman with General Motors.

He enjoyed working on cars and riding his motorcycle. Leon volunteered as an assistant leader with Boy Scout Troop 217 in New London. He was a devoted father and grandfather and cherished time spent with his grandson, Wyatt.

Leon is survived by his children, Leon Bursley, Jr. of Ashland and Tammy Bursley of Wakeman; grandson, Wyatt; his parents, Herbert and Arlene Bursley; brothers, Bob and Kevin Bursley; and his step-brother, Mike Humble.

Leon was preceded in death by his sister, Rosie.

Friends and family will be received Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 5 to 8 P.M. at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 West Main St., where services will be held Thursday, August 28, 2014 beginning at 11 A.M. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, New London.

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