Robert James Leach

May 19, 1937 ~ September 30, 2020 (age 83)


Robert James Leach, 83 of Urbana, passed away at 3:55PM, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at home.

Funeral services will be at noon, Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Freese Funeral Home, Sidney with Rev. Keith Walder officiating.  Burial will be at Locust Grove Cemetery, Philo.  Visitation will be from 11:00 AM to noon on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at the funeral home.

Mr. Leach was born in Chicago on May 19, 1937 a son of Bill and Grace Leach.  He married Kay O’Neill on June 11, 1960 in Philo, she preceded in death on March 4, 1979.  He married Kathy Hodge on January 13, 1980, she preceded in death on January 21, 2011. 

He is survived by two sons; Cory Leach of Savoy and Brice (Linda) Leach of Havana, Il, five granddaughters; Morgan Kay, Emily, Maddie, Danielle, and Janelle, a step-granddaughter Leah, a step-grandson Seth, five great-grandchildren; Brandon, Nikki, Ruuk, Ethan, and Olivia, and two brothers; Donald of Virginia, and Bill of Chicago.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters; Judi and Gloria. 

Mr. Leach was a graduated of Eastern Illinois University and taught several years at Lanark, IL.

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