Obituary of James Leach
James F. Leach, 83 of Chesterfield, passed away Sunday afternoon, February 18, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.
Jim was born July 8, 1934, in Chesterfield, IL, a son of Howard A. and Anna May Rigsbey Leach.
Jim graduated from Carlinville High School with the class of 1952 and attended two years at the University of Illinois.
He proudly served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1959.
Jim married Karen Stahl, April 29, 1972 in Palmyra, IL and raised two daughters during their marriage.
Jim, along with his father and uncle farmed in the Chesterfield. He retired in 2008. Jim enjoyed his paper route delivering the Alton Telegraph for over 10 years.
Jim enjoyed camping, gardening, rooting on his St. Louis Cardinals and watching his favorite Western movies late at night. Jim was loyal to all the University of Illinois sports teams and followed them with great enthusiasm.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Robert A. Leach.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018, 9:00 to 11:00 am at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville, IL,
where funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am with Rev. Jim Allen officiating.
Burial will follow in Chesterfield Cemetery, Chesterfield.
James is survived by his wife, Karen Kay Leach of Chesterfield, IL, daughters, Stephanie (Chris) Edwards of Chesterfield, IL and Marcie (Steve) Adams of Fairview Heights, IL.
Memorials may be made to Arthritis Foundation or Carlinville High School Future Farmers of America.
Please visit www.davisandersonfuneralhome.com to leave condolences or light a candle in his memory.
Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville is in charge of arrangements.