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John Sanders Leach, Jr.

August 22, 1937 - November 6, 2008

John Sanders Leach, Jr., 71, died Thursday, November 6, 2008.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 9, 2008 at the Scotland Neck United Methodist Church. A graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m. at Maplewood Cemetery in Wilson. The Reverend Roger Cope will be presiding.

John was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandpa, brother, and son. He was born on August 22, 1937 in Wilson, NC. John was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and attended UNC at Chapel Hill and graduated from Atlantic Christian College. John worked for BB&T for 37 years and retired in 1998 as a City Executive in Scotland Neck. He also served as a Magistrate in Halifax County for 10 years.

John was preceded in death by his parents, John Sanders Leach, Sr. and Pattie Hunter Leach; and his sister, Pattie Leach Dawson.

He is survived by his wife, Martha W. Leach; sons, Jack Leach and wife Yvette and Will Leach and wife Ann all of Charlotte; and six grandchildren, Caroline Leach, Catherine Leach, Wesley Leach, Martha Claire Leach, Scott Leach, and Jack Leach.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday, November 8, 2008 at Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Scotland Neck United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 401, Scotland Neck, NC 27874 or to the Scotland Neck Memorial Library, P.O. Box 126, Scotland Neck, NC 27874.

Arrangements are being handled by Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.

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