Leslie W. Riel, 72, of New Martinsville, WV died Thursday, August 27, 2020 while at Wetzel County Hospital.
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Leslie was born May 15, 1948 in New Martinsville, WV; son of Edna Riel of New Martinsville, WV.
He was a retired coal miner for Powhatan Point #4, a U.S. Army veteran serving during Vietnam, loved playing his guitar and music of all types, performed with the band known as Talisman; enjoyed watching movies, walking, building campfires, hunting and fishing and was a member of the Refuge Church.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Rayna Vaughan; grandson, Nathan Simakis and cousin David Riel.
Surviving in addition to his mother, Edna Riel are two sons, Jeff Riel of Middlebourne, WV and Brian Riel of Weirton, WV; two daughters, April (Bill) Daugherty of Paden City, WV and Jennifer Vaughan of Weirton, WV; nine grandchildren, Brittany Riel, Jamie Riel, Ashleigh Riel, Thomas Riel, Aaron Simakis, David Riel, Nadia Riel, Robyn Daugherty and Eric D
augherty; seven and a half great grandchildren, Jayce, Olivia, Sophia, Jaxson, Serenity, Keenan, a little girl due in November and Madison and several cousins and friends.
Friends received 1:30 until time of service at 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Northview Cemetery in New Martinsville, WV.
Memorial contributions may be made, in Leslie’s name, to Veteran’s Relief Fund, Sistersville VFW, 504 Diamond St., Sistersville, WV 26175.