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Leander "Stagga Lee" George Jr.

September 24,1931 - June 03,2019

Obituary for Leander "Stagga Lee" George Jr.

Leander George, Jr., 88, of Doswell, VA entered into eternal rest on Monday, June 3, 2019 at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born in Hanover County on September 24, 1931 to the late Ruth Anderson and the late Leander George, Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings: one sister, Ella and three brothers, Leroy, Gerald and Harold.

He received Christ at an early age and was baptized at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Noel, Virginia. Later in life, he renewed his relationship with the Lord through private fellowship with his nephew, Reverend Arthur Farmer, Sr.

Leander worked as a truck driver for many years. He started his trucking/hauling business, Leander George, Jr. Hauling, after purchasing his first truck by selling the family’s only car with a determination to provide and do better for his family. He was one of the first black men to own a trucking/hauling company in Hanover County. Driving trucks was his passion and he never missed a day of work, getting up as early as 3 a.m. to start his day. He was known to his peer truckers as “Stagga Lee.” He retired from his hauling business at the age of 84. Upon retiring, he found a new passion in his John Deere lawn mower and he kept a pristine yard.

Leander leaves to cherish his memory, a devoted wife, Helen, whom he was blessed to share almost 70 years of marriage; one daughter, Dina; five sons, Ricky George (Ferhonda), Ron George (Beverly), Sylvester Green (Linda), Roy Green (Diana), Jeffrey Henderson; one sister, Christine Pleasants; a devoted sister-in-law, Marian Baylor; two devoted brothers-in-law, Russell Pleasants and Milton Pleasants; and, a devoted nephew, Neal Pleasants and his wife, Kathleen. He has eight grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was truly admired and respected by his friends, trucking buddies and the community. These things along with his work ethic and love for his family, he leaves a legacy that will be hard to replace. His hearty chuckle and witty sense of humor will be greatly missed.

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04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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Ashland, VA 23005
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8
Jun

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01:00 PM
Ashland Christian Center
12230 Maple St
Ashland, VA 23005
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Our prayers goes out to you family knowing that God will give you strength and comfort during this time we will continue to keep you all in our prayers we love you all
- Angela Spurlock
To the George Family: In this sorrowful time, may the love of family and the strength from friends comfort you. -Maxine and John Cary, Jr.
- Maxine Cary
Sorry for your loss. God be with you.
- Deborah Green
I married DeeCee and became so close to you'll. Leander and Helen always made me feel like family in every way. Such a special kind of love. The cook outs and the road he lived on will never be the same for me. He will be missed
- Saundra Farmer
My condolences to the family.
- Mary Woolfolk
To the George Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Friends and community is praying your strength in the Lord. Joyce Smith
- Joyce Smith
To Mrs. George, Dina, Ron, Ricky and Family I am so sorry for your loss . Remember, Earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal.
- Juanita Cash
Please accept my deepest condolences during this most difficult time.
- Eddie Winston Jr
We offers our condolences and prayer to the George Family. EYAH provide shalom and comfort to all the family and loved ones.
- Baylor Family
Our condolences to the family. Earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal. - Ralph Anderson & Family
- maryanderson
To the family, I am so sorry for loss. May God continue to bless each of you.
- Cathy Harris

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