Harry E. LeGrand, Sr., 95, died March 21 at Crossville, TN.
He was born in Concord, NC and spent his childhood in Mebane, NC. Following graduation from the University of North Carolina with a degree in geology, he served in World War II as a captain in the First Army. He was in the Normandy invasion and the Battle of the Bulge.
At the close of the war, Harry married Undine Nye in Washington, DC. She survives him along with two sons: Harry LeGrand, Jr. of Raleigh and Edmund LeGrand and wife Marianne and their children, Emily and Steven, of Crossville, TN. He is also survived by a brother J. Ross LeGrand, Orlando, FL.
Harry was a groundwater scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey for 30 years, and since 1974 was a consulting hydrogeologist. Over a span of 55 years he had nearly 100 published reports and scientific papers in national and international journals related to groundwater. In his final years he reduced his consulting business to devote more time to public service related to groundwater issues. In his work he travelled throughout the US and to many foreign countries.
Any memorials may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.
Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Saint Mary's St., Raleigh.