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Danny Gilmore Leach

February 21, 1954April 25, 2021
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Danny Gilmore Leach age 67 of Texarkana, AR departed this life Sunday April 25.

Dan was born February 21, 1954, he was a graduate of Fouke High School Class of 1972 and a life long Methodist and believer in Jesus Christ.

Dan was in the restaurant and hospitality industry for 40 plus years, he managed numerous restaurants in his career. Dan was a kind, considerate, caring person who never met a stranger, but he did feed a lot of them. He always had a great story, smile, and laugh to share, and he gave the best hugs! Some people pass through this life and just leave a spark, but Dan's huge personality lit up the sky, and he was a great friend to all that knew him. Dan was passionate about his pets, gardening, cooking, his unique collectables and life.

Dan is preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Katherine Leach, brother, Glynn and Aunt Doris.

Dan is survived by the love of his life and wife of 38 years, Sandi, son Mark West of New Braunfels, TX, granddaughter, Hallie West of New Braunfels, TX, special friend, Anthony Cox of Texarkana, AR, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and family friends.

Memorial visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, April 30, 2021 at East Memorial Chapel - Downtown.

Private funeral service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Texarkana Animal Shelter.

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  • Memorial Visitation

    Friday, April 30, 2021


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Linnie Steinberg

May 3, 2021

My heart is very sadden, I just learned about Danny's passing. I always enjoyed talking with Danny when he worked at the hospital. May God bring you all comfort during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are going out to you all. With deepest sympathy from myself and Wadley's Vascular Lab.

Dottie Johnson

May 3, 2021

Sandi I’m so sorry to hear of
Danny’s passing. He was always so sweet to me when his cousin Wayne and I got married. We would go to the dairy farm for a visit and always enjoyed the hospitality of his him and his family. I know you will miss him terribly. You will be in my prayers. May God bless you and give you peace. Love, Dottie

Vickie Caswell

May 1, 2021

So sorry to see this just a week after my husband's passing. When younger, Jim, Danny, and Glen hauled hay together in the summers to make money. May they walk some pleasant trails in Heaven together.

Ed Leach

April 30, 2021

Going to Aunt Sandi and Uncle Danny’s house was always something I looked forward to at Christmas or thanksgiving. Going to see them any other time of year seemed like bonus points. Aunt Sandi I love you, talk to you soon.

Neal Featherston

April 30, 2021

Dan & Sandy are two of the nices people ever
really...always welcoming and loving.
Dan was always so sweet to his wife, our friend Sandy. Go with God Danny; Rest in Peace friend...

Keith Reece

April 30, 2021

I am truly heartbroken hearing the news of Danny's passing. I cherish the memories from when we both worked at Wadley and the hours we spent in my office listening to him telling the great stories of his youth, family and all the old crazy stuff he used to do working in restaurants/bars. He was always the first to ask about my family and how my Mom & Dad were doing and you could tell he was truly genuine in his concern. RIP Danny you will be missed greatly.

Tony and Mary Johnson

April 30, 2021

Danny was such a nice man...he never knew a stranger. He always had time to stop and spend a few minutes with you. We are just heartbroken about his passing. Condolences to his family. Tony and Mary Johnson

Shirl Marshall

April 29, 2021

I worked for Dan starting in the 90s off and on until 2006 for several years. He was a wonderful man and a terrific Boss. We had alot of good laughs and would always make our shift alot smoother. He had a heart of gold. Rest in Peace Dan , You will be dearly missed.
Your friend
Shirl Marshall.

Ruthann "Rudy" Osenbaugh

April 29, 2021

I have such fond memories of Dan, Sandi and Mark and our outings at Oaklawn in Hot Springs. It was always fun to compare our picks; especially the "budder" horses. :-) Dan was a great guy and his love for Sandi was so obvious; he will be sorely missed by many. My heart goes out to Sandi, Mark and the rest of the family.
Hugs and Lots of Love, Rudy

Nancy Gibson

April 29, 2021

We were saddened to hear of Danny's passing! Todd and I always enjoyed visiting you guys wherever we would see each other. Remember many meals at La Carreta when Danny worked there. You are in our thoughts and prayers!
Love, Todd , Nancy and AJ