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Rollins Funeral Home

1401 Hudson Road, Rogers, AR

OBITUARY

John Edward Leach

March 23, 1940July 24, 2020

John Edward Leach 80 of Rogers went to be with his Lord Jesus on July 24, 2020 after a year-long battle with cancer. He was born March 23rd 1940 in Bentonville to the late George Albert Leach and Jennifer Josephine Walton Leach Munson. He served in the National Guard. His various job positions were: Rogers Woodworks employee, police officer, EMT, firefighter, building inspector, lawn care, Daisy Manufacturing Plant employee, Benton County court house maintenance, Daisy Museum contractor. Later in life he became an expert Daisy BB and soft air gun repairman. He was a member of First Baptist Church Rogers for over 55 years. He was a church usher, Sunday School teacher, choir member, bus driver, and was on the visitation team. He was an accomplished accordionist. His hobbies included hunting, driving in parades, and was an antique car enthusiast. He was a devoted and loyal husband, a loving father and grandfather, a hard working provider for the family. He was an honorable and honest friend who enjoyed socializing at the Waffle Hut and other establishments. John is preceded in death by his mother and father and four siblings. He is survived by his wife, Leona May Epps Leach; one son David (Judy) Leach of Bella Vista; one daughter Dianna (Kelly) Forrester of Virginia; 6 Grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29 at Rollins Funeral Home in Rogers. A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday in Hart Cemetery in Rogers.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

  • Graveside Funeral Service

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

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Tommy Norwood

August 2, 2020

My days go back with Mr. John when I was just a boy growing up at First Baptist church. He was my Sunday School teacher.
One Saturday he took a bunch of us boys on a all day hike to the Peace Officers lodge. We all had BB guns and so much ammo we couldn't hardly walk. Shot every can we could see along the way. Never will I forget his patience with all of us. Many adventures with this man while on the RFD. Always could count on John to be your partner. Rest in Peace Bro. John. You were a Good and Fiathful servant.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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