He was a graduate of Western Reserve High School and the Denver Automotive and Diesel College. Leon worked as a skilled tradesman with General Motors.
He enjoyed working on cars and riding his motorcycle. Leon volunteered as an assistant leader with Boy Scout Troop 217 in New London. He was a devoted father and grandfather and cherished time spent with his grandson, Wyatt.
Leon is survived by his children, Leon Bursley, Jr. of Ashland and Tammy Bursley of Wakeman; grandson, Wyatt; his parents, Herbert and Arlene Bursley; brothers, Bob and Kevin Bursley; and his step-brother, Mike Humble.
Leon was preceded in death by his sister, Rosie.
Friends and family will be received Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 5 to 8 P.M. at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 West Main St., where services will be held Thursday, August 28, 2014 beginning at 11 A.M. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, New London.