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POQUOSON - Thomas B. "Grizzly" Leyland, 72, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at home surrounded by his family.
He worked as a pipefitter for more than 25 years with Local Union #540, and then became a waterman. He was a drummer/singer in many local bands, and loved hunting, fishing, and being on the water. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Newport News.
Grizzly was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Eunice Leyland.
He is survived by his two daughters, Cathy Mitchell and husband, Mike, and Kelly Leyland; a brother, Walter Leyland Jr. and wife, Shirley; four grandsons, one great-granddaughter, and his former wife, Rhoda Leyland.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, by the Rev. Charles Hughes. Burial will be private in the Bay.
Memorial donations to help with Grizzly's funeral expenses may be made to Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, 836 Poquoson Ave., Poquoson, VA 23662. Online condolences to www.claytorrollins.com. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press from Nov. 24 to Nov. 25, 2012
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