Born: September 6, 1919
Death: July 25, 2012
September 6, 1919 - July 25, 2012
Mr. Leonard Marshall Leache, 92, died Wednesday July 25, 2012 at the MS State Veterans Home in Oxford, MS. Arrangements for a military funeral service in Arlington, VA are pending. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Leache was born and reared in Washington, D.C. He attended George Washington University. In 1941, he volunteered for the U.S. Army. He served as an officer for five years, including duty in the Philippine Islands including Mindanao, Tacloban, Leyte and Bugo. Mr. Leache was an employee of the Potomac Electric Power Company for forty years. He was director of personnel during the Civil Rights period, and, finally, was responsible for contracts and employee benefits for 4,000 personnel. In 1981, he and his wife retired to Orlando, FL, where Mr. Leache was a Marshall for the Professional Golfers’ Association for 18 years. Mr. Leache was a member of the Society of Illuminating Engineers; the Washington, D.C. Host Lions Club; local Boy Scouts and Explorers chairman and leader; member of the Elks Club of Orlando and several other organizations. In 1999, Mr. Leache and his wife moved to Oxford where they became members of the First Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by Dora, his wife of seventy years, a son, Allen, of Oxford, three grandsons and four great-grandsons. Mr. Leache was preceded in death by a son, Stephen.
Memorial contributions in Mr. Leache’s memory may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Oxford, 424 Van Buren Street, Oxford, MS 38655.
In honor of Mr. Leache’s service to his country, the flag of the United States Army will be flown at Waller Funeral Home.