Angle Jr., Leonard C.

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Leonard C. Angle Jr., 93, of Blacksburg and formerly of Abingdon, Va., passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2012, following a brief illness. L.C. was a native of Floyd County, the son of the late Maude and Chester Angle, of Simpsons, Va.

He attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and graduated with a degree in Agricultural Engineering, Class of 1940. He was a retired Army Lt. Colonel who served in Panama and the European and Pacific theaters during World War II. He retired from Appalachian Power in Abingdon with 43 years of service. L.C. enjoyed the study of history, especially that pertaining to the Civil War, and worked with the Historical Society of Washington County, serving as President for 12 years. He was a member of Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church and served as its Treasurer for 18 years. He chaired the Washington County Courthouse Renovation Committee and served on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Highlands Festival. L.C. was a devoted husband and loving father. Second only to family and his many friends, the Hokies of Virginia Tech were his true love and he actively served in the VPI Alumni Association, Southwest Virginia Chapter.

L.C. was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Angle; his parents; his brother, Clyne Angle; and his sisters, Glenna Runion and Margaret Vest. He is survived by his sons, Len Angle and wife, Patty, of Radford, Va., and David Angle and wife, Mary, of Lebanon, Va.; stepsons, Mike Pleasant, of Mahomet, Ill., and Dr. Scott Pleasant and wife, Kelly, of Blacksburg, Va.; stepdaughter, Patty Rushing and husband, Keith, of Mahomet, Ill.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in L.C.’s name to Virginia Tech Alumni Association, Holtzman Alumni Center (0102), 901 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA 24061 or to Virginia Tech Athletic Fund, P.O. Box 10307, Blacksburg, VA 24062.

A Graveside Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2012, at KnollKreg Memorial Park in Abingdon, Va. Online condolences may be left at