Leland John Bender

March 8, 1946 - February 8, 2022

03/08/1946 - 02/08/2022

Leland John Bender passed away on February 8, 2022, at the age of 75 in Virginia Beach, VA. John was born March 8, 1946, in Russell, KS. He left his hometown to explore the word with the US Navy. He lived in Ireland, England, Sicily, and Saudi Arabia. He came to call Virginia Beach his home while on his last tour with the Navy. He retired from the Navy and went to work for Old Dominion Freight.
John was a scratch golfer with a lifelong passion for the sport. He also enjoyed bowling and playing cards.
John was someone who would give the shirt off his back to anyone who needed it and was always willing to help others. He will be truly missed by all.
John is survived by his wife Syble, his siter Linda, his five sons, John, Richard, David, Paul & Ryan, his four stepsons, Greg, Jeff, Brian & Alan, his daughters-in-law, and his numerous grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at The Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, 5310 Milners Rd, Suffolk, VA 23434. Flowers can be sent to Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5033 Rouse Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 or in lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Leukemia Foundation.

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1 year ago

We’ll see you in Heaven, Dad.

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
1 year ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Leland John Bender, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, Leland John Bender, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Denell Falzon
1 year ago

Jeff, Brian, Alan & Shannon – thinking of you guys and sorry for your loss. Wishing you all comfort & peace in the days ahead.

Ryan Bender
1 year ago

Love and miss you and sure thought I’d see you again. Rest In Peace.

Shannon Carpenter
1 year ago

To the man that was a father to me the last 20 years, thank you for being you and always being there for us. I’m going to miss calling you and you asking me what I broke this time and you calling me at work and asking if I’m working hard or hardly working. Thank you for being the best pawpaw to your best girl, she is sure going to miss her best friend. She knows you are watching over her and making sure we aren’t late picking her up at the bus stop. Thank you for always being there for me, NO MATTER WHAT! I love you and will miss our talks. Rest in Peace

Alan Carpenter
1 year ago

To the one who never complained about the carpenter family. No matter what we needed you were always there to help. Whenever I needed a father you were always there. When Kinsley needed a pawpaw you were always front and center. When Shannon needed someone to irritate you were ready to go toe to toe with her. I’m going to miss our talks about sports, life, and, how cold it’s been lately. Mostly I’m just going to miss you. Rest peacefully knowing you did such an amazing job with Kinsley. Thank you for everything. Have a Stromboli on us! Rest In Peace.

John Bender
1 year ago

Rest in peace, Dad.

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And, until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand

Mary Chapman
1 year ago

Many fond memories of John. An amazing Golfer. He will be missed by everyone. Rest in peace John!

Michelle Bainbridge and family
1 year ago

Mr.John is what my family called him, Hope called him papa. I’m am blessed to say that him and Syble we’re a part of our lives for many years. He treated me my children as they were his own. We will dearly miss him as he watches over all of us in heaven. Sending my love and prayers to the family.