He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Robbie Best Leach; three daughters, Teresa Hauser of Winston-Salem, Eleanor Barker of Charleston, South Carolina and Laura Whitley and her husband David of Asheville; four grandchildren, Bryn Hauser, Byron Hauser, Jordan Barker and Jackson Barker; and sisters, Anne Leach of Charlotte and Eleanor Leach Gouldin and her husband, Dr. Winston Gouldin of Norfolk, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert G. Leach.
The family will greet friends at 10 a.m. with a Celebration of Life to follow at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 27 at Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church - Calvin Chapelm, the Rev. Dr. Wesley Brown and Assoc. Pastor Shari Dobyns officiating.