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Reverend Richard Leach

July 13, 1944 ~ November 24, 2019 (age 75)


Reverend Richard Leach, Sr., of 128 Duke Avenue began his walk with our Father on November 24, 2019 while at his residence. He was the son of the Late Robert Leach “Daddy Rob” and the Late Hattie Foster.  Richard worked as a public service worker and motivational speaker for Christian Prison Ministry.  Reverend Richard Leach was a hard worker as well as being known as the “Helping Hand” of the family.  Whenever anything was needed, Richard was always there to assist.

Reverend Richard Leach loved to fish, he loved sending time with his family, loved to cook and would take pride in cooking when someone would ask him to cook special dishes such as his infamous shrimp and potatoes and sweet potato pies.  He took pride in his maintenance in his home to ensure it was beautiful and well kept.

Loving memory of Reverend Richard Leach, Sr will be shared by his wife Beverly Leach of Columbia, SC; his children, Richard Leach, Jr., (Latonya) of Rock Hill, SC, Towanda Smith of Augusta, GA, Reginald Smith of Augusta, GA, Jermaine Smith (Dana) of Arkansas, Denise Smith-Maxwell of Columbia, SC, Doretta Davis (Olutheran) of Augusta, GA, Patrice Cheeseboro (Aaron) of Hampton, VA, Janie Robinson of Columbia, SC; his grandson whom he raised from birth as his own, Octavious Smith (junior) which he called his “Main Man”; his sisters, Eloise Robinson of Atlanta, GA, Doris Odom of Rock Hill, SC; his brothers, Tommy Leach of Rock Hill, SC, Cary Leach of Rock Hill, SC and Hermon Leach of Rock Hill, SC; 26 grandchildren and, a host of nieces, great grands and cousins.

He will be welcomed into heaven by his late parents, his sisters, Hattie Foster and Mattie Edwards; his brother Alphonoso Leach and  his son, Dwaine Blount.  Richard Leach will be missed greatly but he was not a person of sorrow.  He wanted a joyful celebration of life.

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November 29, 2019

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bostick Tompkins Funeral Home
2930 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

Funeral Service
November 30, 2019

12:00 PM
Bostick Tompkins Funeral Home
2930 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

Interment following funeral service

Weeping Mary Baptist Church Cemetery
1996 Eastview Rd
Rock Hill, SC 29732

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