Leslie Edward Hanly

Born: Thu., Jun. 17, 1943
Died: Fri., Mar. 29, 2019

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Mr. Leslie “Les” Edward Hanly, age 75, of Bristol, passed away Friday evening (3/29/19) at his residence following an extended illness.

Born June 17, 1943 in Valdosta, GA, he was a son of the late Edward Bernard Hanly, Jr. and Launa Lavinia Pindar Hanly.  He graduated from Waycross High School in 1961 and had played football at Virginia Tech. He also a college football coach, coaching at Virginia Tech, Kentucky, Florida State, Georgia Tech, and at Rice University.  He had also been a coach for the Jacksonville Tomcats, a team in the Arena Football League. Following coaching, he became a salesman for Levi Strauss, retiring following a 25 year career. Following retirement, he and his wife moved back to Bristol in 2015. He was a member of the “CB” Claiborne  Boys at Virginia Tech and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Raulins Hanly of Bristol; his daughter, Mackensey Hanly of Ashland, VA; brother, Eddy Hanly (wife Arlene) of Jacksonville, FL; sister, Kathy Cooper (husband Scott) of Waycross; sister-in-law, Mary Raulins of Bristol; brother-in-law, John Raulins of Stockbridge, GA; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.

Memorialization is by cremation.

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Jim Hickam
   Posted Sun March 31, 2019
So sorry for your loss but glad for your memories. We were privileged to be part of a SELECT GROUP. The Claiborne Boys

Bill Edwards
   Posted Sun March 31, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Les. As a former teammate of his, there are many good memories of Les. We were privileged to have Les as a teammate and friend and continued that friendship through the Claiborne Boys.

Kathi & Ken Barefoot
   Posted Sun March 31, 2019
So sorry...a good man...a good team mate!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Larry Smith
   Posted Sun March 31, 2019
RIP, Les. My condolences to the Hanly family.
Larry Smith
VT 1968-1972

Tom Parks
   Posted Sun March 31, 2019
To the family and friends of Les Hanly I express my condolences for your loss. I was a freshman football player at Virginia Tech when Les played his senior season (Fall 1965). He was someone I respected greatly for his outstanding performance on the field and his gentlemanly manner off the field. He set a fine example for we freshmen to emulate. My positive memories of Les will last forever.

Andy Bowling
   Posted Sun March 31, 2019
Teammate and friend, always in our hearts!!

Don Thacker
   Posted Sun March 31, 2019
Les was a good team mate and a nice man. My sympathies for your loss.

Jim Richards
   Posted Tue April 02, 2019
Lois, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Les was a great teammate and friend. He was also a very good person who will be greatly missed by us all.

Ken Whitley
   Posted Tue April 02, 2019
So sorry to hear of the passing of my good friend and teammate, Les. I remember fondly visiting his home and family on spring break. I especially enjoyed the boat trip in the Okefenokee swamp where Les showed me real alligators in the wild! My sincere condolences to his family. He will be missed.

Ken Whitley

Lynn Jones
   Posted Wed April 03, 2019
Great teammate and friend. We were members of the Claiborne Boys. My sincere condolence to his family. We always wanted to have Les join us Myrtle Beach each January for the Claiborne Boys reunion but we were disappointed when he was unable to come. RIP Les!!

Bill mullens
   Posted Sun April 07, 2019
So sorry about the passing of Les. He was a great friend and very supportive and helpful in my career at ls&co.

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