- April 24, 1924 - November 4, 2013
- New Castle, Virginia
of Lawrence's Passing
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1 of 12 | Posted by: robert fisher - New Castle, VA
“Fred was a great friend. I remember a visit to New Castle with my daughter in 1996. Rebecca went for a walk in the woods, she decided to take a nap...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Joyce Foreman - Montezuma, IN
“My deepest condolences to Jake and the Family. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Fred in person I feel as though I have known him for...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Wayne Adams - Chesapeake, VA
“To Mr. Freds wife and family. My deepest sympathy to all. He was one of my dearest friends. It was a pleasure to have known him. God has another...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Sandra Long - Newberry, SC
“Dear Leffel Family:
Please know our thoughts & prayers are with you all. I am one of the lucky guys that Hoot Gibson treated me with several...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Sam McGovern - San Diego, CA
“Mr. Fred was a true patriot and America has lost a true Hero. I will always remember the times he visited the cabin and his "Boys" up on the ridge.
6 of 12 | Posted by: Ron Puett - Virginia Beach, VA
“Mr. Fred was the best friend and neighbor he always was there to help the boys up on the hill and was a great theacher and historian of craig county....Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: ray harris - va beach, VA
“We are deeply saddened to learn of Mr. Fred's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. To Mr. Fred's extended...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: DAVID (HOOT) GIBSON - NEWBERRY, SC
“We are saddened to hear of Fred's passing, we have many fond memories of him and the extended family.
The "Craig Springs" friends have lost a...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Bruce & Nancy Lanning - Hopewell, VA
“Fred was a good man he never met a stranger. He was good to every body. I'm so sorry for your loss.
10 of 12 | Posted by: lewis mcalwee - new castle, VA
“Fred never walked away from anyone who needed help and would go out of his way to help a complete stranger.They don't make em like Fred anymore!Have...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Lucky May - New Castle, VA
“We, the staff at Paitsel Funeral Home are deeply sorry for your loss.
12 of 12 | Posted by: Paitsel Funeral Home
Lawrence Fred Leffel, 89 of New Castle, passed away Monday, November 4, 2013. Fred was a member of Craig Healing Springs Christian Church. He was an avid bear hunter, golfer, and had a love for all animals. Fred served in the United States Army during World War II where he received the Purple Heart Medal of Honor.
He was preceded in death by his mother Della Leffel Davis and brother Jack L. Sims. He is survived by loving wife of over 50 years, Geneva Ferrell Leffel; daughter and son-in-law Shirley Leffel Kingery and husband Billy; niece (raised as daughter) Lynne Ferrell May and husband Lucky; grandchildren Jacob (Melissa), Gregory (Brooke), and Christopher May; great-grandchildren Landon, Laikan, and Waylon May.
Graveside Services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Craig Healing Springs Christian Church Cemetery with Pastor Bill Frazier officiating. Military Rites will be performed by VFW Post #4491. The family will receive friends 6-8 PM Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Paitsel Funeral Home in New Castle. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Craig Valley VFW Post #4491 307 Virginia Mineral Springs Road New Castle, VA 24127 www.paitselfh.com