Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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October 9, 2012

Earl Leo Montgomery

NARROWS, Va. — Earl Leo Montgomery, 65, of Narrows, passed away Monday, October 8, 2012, at Lewis Gale Montgomery in Blacksburg, Va.

Leo was born on May 25, 1947 in Narrows, Va. He was the son of the late Samuel Fleming and Mary Mildred Mundy Montgomery. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Edward Montgomery.

Leo was retired from the United States Air Force as a security policeman with twenty years service and with the rank of Master Sergeant. He worked at the Bland Correctional Facility as a Recreational Officer, as an investigator with the Giles County Sheriff’s Department and Narrows Police Department and retired as a chief with sixteen years of service. He was a member of the Blue Knights and American Legion Post 68. He enjoyed hunting and riding his motorcycle. He was a member of Princeton First Church of the Nazarene.

Leo is survived by his wife, Betty; two daughters, Monica Montgomery of Wisconsin, Christy Montgomery of North Dakota;  three brothers, David F. Montgomery of California, Samuel Steven Montgomery and wife Jean of Richmond, Va., Roy Lee Montgomery and wife Gloria of Pearisburg; two grandchildren; five nephews and four nieces.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 11, 2012, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Riffe’s Funeral Service in Narrows with the Rev. John Branham officiating. Burial and full military rights will follow in the Birchlawn Burial Park Pearisburg.

The family will receive friends at Riffe’s Funeral Service on Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider First Church of the Nazarene at 317 Oakvale Road, Princeton, WV  24740.

The family is being served by Riffe’s Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at

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