Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


April 6, 2013

Leonard Jackson “Peanut” O’Bryan - 1951-2013

BARBOURSVILLE, WV — Leonard Jackson “Peanut” O’Bryan, 61, of Barboursville, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013, at his residence.  

He was born Oct. 30, 1951. in Grayson, Ky., a son of the late Everett Jackson and Helen Mae Diedrich O’Bryan.  

He was a retired employee of the Cabell County Board of Education. He was also a truck driver for Zerkle Trucking and USF Holland, and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp, serving during the Vietnam War.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Ann O’Bryan.  

He is survived by his wife, Christie McKee O’Bryan; three sons and daughters-in-law, David and Teresa O’Bryan of Grayson, Ky., Jamie and Janee O’Bryan of Russell, Ky., and Cory and Kayla O’Bryan, of Grayson; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Pat McDavid of Grayson, Betty and Ross Hanna of Tucson, Ariz., and Fred McKee of Jeffersonville, Ind.; one brother and sister-in-law, John and Peggy O’Bryan of Jacksonville, Fla.; five grandchildren, Tyler, Jacob, Hannah, Christopher, and Conner with one due in July, and Karter; and special friends, Chuck and Bonnie Clevenger. He leaves behind many loving nieces and nephews.

Christie would like to thank Dr. Rajesh Sehgal, Dr. Rebecca Wolfer and Dr. William Nitardy for their kindness, care and support during Peanut’s illness.

A celebration of life services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at  Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel in Barboursville, by Randy Brown.  

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at timeformemory.com/wallace.   

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Huntington, Box 464, Huntington, WV 25709 or the American Cancer Society, 611 7th Ave, Suite 101, Huntington, WV 25701.

In keeping with Peanut’s “Style”, very casual clothing would be appropriate for visitation and funeral services.

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