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Leon Vance Cress

August 23, 1926 — October 3, 2020

Leon Vance Cress, 94, of Albright WV, passed away at home on Saturday, October 3, 2020.

Born on August 23, 1926 in Kingwood, WV, Leon was the son of the late Ray and Blanche (Bishoff) Cress. He is also preceded in death by his first wife, Ann; second wife, Cathy; his brothers, Prentice Cress and Harlan Cress; and his sister, Vada Conrad.

Leon served in the Marine Corps and was a member of Lt. Peter G. Zouck VFW Post 521 where he participated in the honor guard and in parades. He was also a member of American Legion Liberty post 122, where he served as Steward. Leon also enjoyed traveling in his RV, and having get togethers and cookouts by the pool.

Leon is survived by his sons, Leon V. Cress, Jr., Duane D. Cress, and Ray R. Cress; his stepsons, Walter Larrimore and Michael Larrimore; his stepdaughter, Nancy Zinkhan; his brother, Wallace Cress; as well as ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services are private and at the convenience of the family. Rest Haven Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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