Sgt. Major Steven Andrew Leach, Sr., U.S. Army Retired, age 55, of 120 Millstone Road, Gaffney, passed away Sunday, March 24, in Cherokee Medical Center.
Husband of Sharon Jefferies Leach, he was born in Gaffney and was a son of Choice Leach and Minnie Dover Leach of Gaffney.
He was a graduate of Gaffney High School and received a Master’s Degree in Science from Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ. He served 27 years in the United States Army and attained the rank of Sgt. Major. After retiring from the military, he later taught Junior ROTC at Military & Global Leadership Academy in Charlotte, NC.
Steven was a member and trustee of Concord Baptist Church. He was a C.B. Radio enthusiast and used the handle, “Mr. John Deere.”
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by: two sons, Sgt. Steven Leach, Jr., (Avadawn), of U.S. Army, Germany, and Timothy Leach (Johnea), of Boiling Springs, SC; a daughter, Kierra Leach (Jordan), of Gastonia, NC; a niece, Paulinia Jefferies, of Gaffney, raised in the home as a daughter; 4 brothers, Charles Leach of Gaffney, Vernon Leach of Boiling Springs, Bryce Ames, Sr. (Marvetta) and Japheth Ames, of Gaffney; four grandchildren, Mariah Leach, Jaylen Cabbagestalk, Jayden Senior, and Khalani Leach.
The Funeral Service will be Saturday, 3:00 p.m., in Concord Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Michael A. Bridges officiating. Interment, with Military Honors, will follow in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery. He will be in state in the church Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
The Gilmore Mortuary
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My condolences to the family of Mr.Steven A. Leach AKA” MR JOHN DEERE” RIP my brother. We all loved him but God loved him more. May God continue to bless you all.
JD when you get to heaven if GOD has a cobra 2000 key up and let us know how things are. Hope to see at the BIG break in heaven.
I am so sorry for your loss, I will continue to keep your family in my prayers, God bless.
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” Isaiah 41: 10 ESV
Ms. Vickie A. Hopson, CSM (r)
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