Leslie Israel

Leslie Taylor Israel

Sunday, February 18th, 1934 - Wednesday, April 14th, 2021
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Leslie Taylor Israel, age 87, of Honaker, Virginia passed away Wednesday (April 14, 2021) in a Bristol, Tennessee hospital. Born February 18, 1934 in Drill, Virginia, he was a son of the late Walter and Goldie Hess Israel. A lifelong resident of the area, he was formerly employed as a coal miner, and most recently as a driver for Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens. In his spare time, he enjoyed reading western books, watching NASCAR, fishing and listening to bluegrass music. He had a passion for driving, a colorful vocabulary and imagination. He loved being with his family and seeing his grandchildren always made him smile.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Shepherd Israel and one brother, Bobby Israel.
Survivors include four children, Lisa Ball and husband, Terry, Lee Ann Israel and Jason Maggard and Michael Israel and wife, Diana and Lloyd Craig “Floppy” Israel; four grandchildren, Justin Israel, Jordan Israel, Jackson Israel and Olivia Israel; two sisters, Charlene Blankenship and Kathy Vance; two brothers, Bill Israel and wife, Judy and Larry Israel and wife, Norma; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Graveside services will be conducted at 3 PM Sunday at the Baldwin Cemetery on Stinson Ridge Road, Drill, Virginia with Rev. Chester Ball officiating. Interment will follow. The family will receive friends from 2 pm to 3 pm Sunday at the cemetery.
Relatives and friends will serve as pallbearers.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, April 18th, 2021 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Sunday, April 18th, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Baldwin Cemetery
    ROWE, VA 24646
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Sunday, April 18th, 2021 | 3:00pm
    Sunday, April 18th, 2021 3:00pm
    Baldwin Cemetery
    ROWE, VA 24646
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Chester Ball
  • Interment

    Baldwin Cemetery
    Stinson Ridge
    ROWE, VA 24646
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Dana Collins

Posted at 02:10pm
I enjoyed working with Les, I know he will be greatly missed. So very sorry for your loss. Praying for family and friends.

Loretta Johnson

Posted at 12:23am
Kathy, Charlene, and Isriael family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Praying God wraps you in His love and comfort during this time. Praying for you and family.

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