|Birth: ||Sep. 15, 1920|
|Death: ||Oct. 12, 2008|
The Rockdale Reporter
October 16, 2008
Services for Nolan J. Bland, 88, of Rockdale were held Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Rev. Doug Springer of Rockdale Full Gospel Church officiating. Burial was in I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Mr. Bland died Sunday, Oct. 12, at Scott & White Hospital in Temple.
A lifelong Rockdale resident, he was born Sept. 15, 1920, in Rockdale to Les Alfred and Dewey Inez (Blackmon) Bland.
He married Leona Louise Gest on March 7, 1942, in Rockdale.
Mr. Bland was a product tester in Alcoa's Rockdale Operations Atomizer.
He was a member of First Christian Church in Rockdale and enjoyed woodworking.
Mr. Bland was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army 636th Tank Destroyer Battalion.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Homer D., Leon, Harry and R.V. Bland; and four sisters, Blanche Bland, Annie May Bland and infant twin sisters.
Survivors are his wife, Leona Bland of Rockdale; two sons, Nolan J. Bland Jr. and wife Carrie of Brazoria, James S. Bland and wife Toni of Bryan; a brother, S.C. Bland and wife Vermel of Rockdale; a sister, Alice Faye Farris and husband Richard of Tyler; a brother-in-law, Walter Gest and wife Delores of Rockdale; and four sisters-in-law, Katie Jackson and husband Robert, Beth Gest and Hilda McVoy, all of Rockdale, and Corina Scruggs and husband Bobby of Taylor; also, eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Terry Jackson, Bill Bland, Shannon Strickland, Randy Thomas, Cory Thomas and Mike Jackson.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15186, Austin, TX 78761.
Leona Louise Gest Bland (1919 - 2009)
Nolan Jessy Bland (1943 - 2014)*
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Created by: Sarah Locklin Taylor
Record added: Oct 16, 2008
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