Bland Sr., Stephen Dewaine

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Stephen Dewaine Bland Sr., 59, died Friday morning, April 12, 2019, in the Brian Center Nursing Home at Low Moor. Mr. Bland was born August 27, 1959, in Christiansburg, Va., a son of the late Rev. Charles S. Bland and Rev. Wilma Hall Bland Haynes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one Sister, Barbara Bland, and three Brothers, William Bland, Gary Bland and Windill Bland.

He had retired from Byer, Harmon and Johnson Construction. He was a member of the Good News Fellowship Church. He enjoyed fishing, watching the Redskins and Nascar and spending time with his grandsons.

Surviving are his Son, Stephen Bland Jr., and his Wife, Charlee, of Covington; two grandsons, Cadence Bland and Sawyer Bland, both of Covington; his Step-son, Scotty Ryder, of Low Moor; one Brother, Larry Bland, and his Wife, Mary, of Dublin, Va.; one Sister, Sandy Lemons, and her Husband, John, of Roanoke; three nephews and a niece and close friends, Danny, Jessie, Katrina, Harvey and Rod.

In keeping with his wishes, his body has been cremated. The funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday evening, April 18, 2019 in the Good News Fellowship Church with the Rev. Steve Noel officiating Arritt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online guest registration is available at