Edward Bernard Bland, Sr., 95 of Buckingham Va. passed away on March 26, 2021 at his home. He was born in Varina Va. on October 17, 1925. He is preceded in death by a son, Edward Bernard Bland Jr.(B.B.), his parents, Julius S. Bland and Esther H. Bland; brothers Jesse R. Bland and Julius S Bland Jr. and his sister Isabelle Shaw. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Paula Hill Bland, his daughter, Lynne Bland Moss (Michael) and his granddaughter , Ashley F. Moss and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by family friend Tammy Davis who is like a member of the family. He was a proud veteran of World War 2 where he served with the United States Navy in the Pacific. Following the war he played minor league baseball from 1947-1951 playing in 9 different leagues and winning many awards. He talked frequently about his love of baseball and his time spent traveling and playing for different teams. After baseball he returned to Richmond Va. to start a career with Standard Oil eventually moving to Buckingham. He then became an independent car dealer in Appomattox Va. He later became Vice President and General Manager of Lawson Ford in Appomattox. He retired in 1990 after over 20 years with the company. After retirement he loved spending time with his friends in Tappahannock VA. He also spent his time golfing and playing tennis until the age of 92. He will be missed by his family and his many friends.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 30,2021 at 2 p.m. in the Dunkum Funeral Home with interment with military honors in the Buckingham Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
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