James Earl “Buck” Leist

James Earl “Buck” Leist, 71, of Kenova, WV. passed away Monday, August 29, 2022 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Buck was born October 31, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan a son of the late Earl Leist and the late Betty Lou Perry Wellman. He was a member of the Buena Vista Lodge #60 and the Scottish Rite Lodge of Huntington. Buck was a retired Foreman from the Ohio River Terminal. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson Alan Leist. He is survived by his step-father Charles Wellman; beloved wife Carol Jean Leist; three sons Michael Leist
(Jennifer), Jamie Leist and Andrew Leist (Tina Stewart) and nine grandchildren Stefan, Harleigh, Sarah, Kayla, Jacob, Brayden, Seth, Alexa and Zoe. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Saturday,
September 3, 2022 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. Entombment will
be 1:00 P.M. Sunday, September 4, 2022 with the Masonic Lodge and the
American Legion Post 93 conducting graveside rites at White Chapel
Memorial Gardens in Barboursville. In lieu of flowers the family request
memorial donations be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children P.O.
box 1525 Ranson, WV. 25438. Online condolences may be expressed at

One Reply to “James Earl “Buck” Leist”

  1. Carol I am so sorry to hear this. I so wish I could make the trip for Buck’s service and give you a big Canning Cousin hug. Buck was a special person and I know you all will miss him. I know he’s with a lot of good company up in Heaven. God be with you all!

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