Charles James Leach, age 77 of Orange, passed away in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, April 11.
Services will be at 10:00 AM Friday, April 15, at Dorman Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Daniel Ray and Brother Jeff Gravis officiating. Interment will follow at 3:00 PM at Fort Jessup Cemetery in Many, La. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 PM, Thursday, April 14, at Dorman Funeral Home.
Charles was born Nov. 5, 1938 to the late Milfred James Leach and Nettie Mae Oxley Leach. He served in the United States Air Force and enjoyed going to Maranatha Christian Church, where he had been a long time member. Charles retired from Firestone/Bridgestone after 38 years as an operator. He enjoyed swimming, camping, sailing and trips to the mountains with his family.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and his loving wife of 52 years Aline Miller Leach. One brother, Floyd “Troy” Wayne Leach, grandson Craig Pentland, great granddaughter Alayna Anguiano and grandson-in-law Brian Anguiano.
Those left behind to cherish his memory are his two sons, Richard Leach and his wife Melodie of Evadale and Kenneth Leach and his wife Tiffany of Vinton; one daughter, Teresa Pentland-Crooks and her husband Bobby of Orange and one sister, Dorothy Mae Leach Cotton and her husband Ray of Vinton, as well as 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
James Hodge, Colt Pentland, Patrick Leach, Brett Trahan, Thomas Williams and Kenneth Leach will be serving as pallbearers.