ROSSVILLE — Leslie Moreland, 83, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was originally from Whiteside, Tenn., and joined the United States Army in 1953 at the age of 19. He was a First Sergeant with the United States Army's 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and after serving his family & country for more than 20 years he retired in 1973 at the age of 39. He served three years in Germany, one year in Korea and then served during Vietnam from 1967 to 1969. First Sergeant Moreland was a recipient of the Purple Heart and was presented a ceremonial certificate by area veterans for his service to our country. Leslie and Sue were married for more than 60 years and served our country side by side, when he would go overseas, she kept the home and children safe and ready for his return. They were a solid happy couple with a beautiful family. Leslie was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather that will truly be missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louise Moreland Keef and Jim Moreland; son, Kenneth Moreland, Sr.; brothers, James, Coye and Charles; and sister, Katherine. He is survived by his loving wife of more than 60 years, Sue Dagnan Moreland, of Rossville, Ga.; daughters, Diana Moreland, of Rossville, Ga., Leslie and Phil Hill, of LaFayette, Ga.; son, Timothy M. and Tina Moreland, of Lawrenceville, Ga.; sister, Margie and Joe Johannson, of Fayetteville, N.C.; nine grandchildren, James, Jason S., Kenneth Moreland, Jr.; Amanda, Kristen, Sarah, Jason H, Allyson and Erin; 22 great-grandchildren and numerous extended family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel, with Minister Darryl Vaughn will officiate. Burial will take place in Hooker Cemetery, Dade County, Ga. The family will receive friends after 5 p.m. today, all day Thursday, and prior to the service on Friday, at the funeral home. Online guest book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com . Arrangements by W. L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. This obituary was originally published in the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
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