Leslie Edward Hanly

June 17, 1943 ~ March 29, 2019 (age 75)


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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