Kenneth Leach

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Kenneth Leach WALTERBORO - Chief Master Sergeant Kenneth Roy Leach, United States Air Force (Ret.), age 78, of Prices Bridge Lane, Walterboro, entered into rest Saturday morning, February 23, 2013, at Hospice of Charleston in Mount Pleasant. He was twice married, first to the late Mrs. Helen Vachon Leach who died in 1983, and secondly to Mrs. Constance Bradley Leach who died in 2011. Funeral services will be conducted 11 o'clock Tuesday morning, February 26, 2013, from The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Chapel, Walterboro. Interment with full military honors provided by the United States Air Force will follow at 2 o'clock that afternoon in Beaufort National Cemetery, 1601 Boundary Street, Beaufort. Born February 12, 1935, a native of Morrisville, Vermont, he was a son of the late Benjamin G. Leach and the late Barbara Smalls Leach. He served his country faithfully in the United States Air Force from 1953 until 1977, having served during the Vietnam Era and working closely with Aviation Electronics he reached the distinguished rank of Chief Master Sergeant at the time of his retirement. After his military career he was then employed by the Regional Hospital in Saint Johnsbury, Vermont where he was Chief of Maintenance. For the past twenty plus years he made his home on the Ashepoo River of Colleton County where he was fondly known as the neighborhood hardware man. He was a Master Mason and was also a member of the Shriner's. He was of the Protestant religion and will be fondly remembered for his love of wood crafting. Surviving are: a daughter, Debra J. Perry and her husband Roger of Jacksons Gap, Alabama; three sons, Mark Leach and his wife Vicki of Herndon, Virginia, Craig D. Leach and his wife Debra of Goose Creek, and Ricky Leach and his wife Barbara of West Greenwich, Rhode Island; three brothers, Gary Leach of Idaho, Terry Leach of Colorado, and Jerry "Bill" Leach of Vermont; and two sisters, Clara Jane Stewart of New Hampshire and Kimberly Hensel of Florida. There are seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren that also survive. In lieu of flowers, the family has respectfully requested that memorial contributions be directed in his memory to: Shriner's Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607. For those that so desire, memorial messages and thoughts of condolence as well as memorable recollections about Chief Master Sergeant Leach may be shared with the family by visiting our online guest registry at: www.briceherndonfuneralhome.com. Family and friends are invited to call prior to the funeral service on Tuesday morning beginning at 10 o'clock at THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES, WALTERBORO CHAPEL, 1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro, 843.538.5408. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

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Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Feb. 24, 2013
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