LESLIE O. FADELEY 6/9/1945 - 4/26/2014 Leslie O. Fadeley (Les), 68, of Barstow, Ca passed away at his home on April 26, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 9, 1945 in Pulaski, Virginia. He is survived by his wife, the love of his life, Jacqueline Fadeley (Jacque) of Barstow; daughter, Shannon Greenlee of Barstow; son and daughter-in-law Michael and Amanda Fadeley of Great Mills, Maryland; grandchildren, Nicholaus Greenlee, Vanessa Greenlee, Marcus Greenlee, Wyatt Fadeley and Savannah Fadeley; great-granddaughter, Annabella Greenlee; brothers Ed Fadeley and Fred Fadeley; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Gay Fadeley and his sister, Olivia Horch (Fadeley). Les served 22 years in the U.S. Army. During his service he completed three tours in Vietnam, three tours in Germany, two tours in Korea, several tours at Ft. Ord, Ca, other Posts throughout the United States, and finally Ft. Irwin, Ca, where he retired as a Master Sergeant in 1984. After retiring from active duty he continued to serve his country by working for several civilian contractors and as a civil service employee at Fort Irwin, Ca for over 20 years, finally retiring May 1, 2009. Les volunteered as a Youth Activities Softball Coach and as Barstow Youth Football Commissioner. He enjoyed fishing, hosting barbecues/poker nights at his home for friends and family, listening to golden oldies music, spending time with his grandchildren, and quiet nights at home in front of the fire with his wife and dog. He was an avid Raiders fan - good years and bad years, always hoping for the best. Les will always be remembered as a proud father, grandfather, great-grandfather and loving husband. He was known as someone you could always count on in a time of need, a mentor to many, a man with a huge heart and great sense of humor. He was a great man and a true American hero. His motto was, "First you take care of your family, then you take care of your soldiers". The term "soldiers" included not only active duty personnel, but also the hard-working civilians that worked for him and beside him. Services will be held at Mead Mortuary on May 3, 2014 in Barstow, California at 3:00pm.
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