Greg Edward Bland, age 38, son of Herbert Charly Bland, Jr. and Sandra Lee (Williams) Bland was born November 17, 1974 in Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. He passed away June 1, 2013 at Cox South Hospital, Springfield, MO.
He is preceded in death by his father.
Greg obtained his GED and then attended Gateway Trucking School where he received his CDL. He was a truck driver until his health started to decline.
Greg is survived by his mother, Sandra Bland of Seymour, MO, his fiancé of eight years, Melinda Goodman of the home, three children; Kristian Michae Bland, Greg Charly Bland, and Colton Lee Bland, one sister, Trersa Hollingshead and husband Dennis of Bourbon, MO and one niece Kayla R. Hale of Bourbon, MO.
He really enjoyed being with his family, especially his kids. Greg loved to take his boat to the lake and go fishing with family; he also liked to hunt deer and turkey.
Greg was a very loving fiancé, and a wonderful father. He took great pride in his family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Memorials may be made to the Greg Bland Memorial Fund, C/O Evans Funeral Home, in lieu of floral arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.evansfh.com.
Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. Thursday June 6, 2013 at Evans Funeral Home, with services following at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Delbert Gayer officiating. Pallbearers are; Shane Bland, Derek Williams, Mike Goodman, Rick Goodman, Dennis Hollingshead and Randy Bland. Burial is in Allen Cemetery, Raymondville, MO under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.