William D. "Bill" Leach

July 19, 1937 ~ September 26, 2018 (age 81)



Mr. William “Bill” D. Leach, 81, of Rome GA passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at Emanuel Medical Center. He was born in Johnson City on July 19, 1937, son of the late Lawrence Leach and the late Goldie Combs Leach. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Willis Leach; his son, Mike Leach, his sister, Janice Lunsford and his brother, Tommy Leach.


Bill worked as a manager for National Linens in Johnson City. He owned and operated Bill’s Sportsman’s Den and Taxidermy in Rome, GA and was a taxidermist for over 50 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman but turkey hunting was his passion.


Survivors include his daughters, Linda Leach, Deborah Nugent (Michael) and Sharon Leach; his grandchildren, Ashley Holder (Justin), Amber Tucker (Nathan), Donnie Yontz, Shelly Yontz and Travis Leach; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Terry Leach; his sisters, Patsy Canter (Harvey) and Brenda Canter (Larry); his sister-in-law, Barbara Leach; and a host of nieces and nephews; his special friends, Joe Burman, Bobby, Bubba, Bill, Kenneth, Jeff and Jack.


Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Monte Vista Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Michael Nugent, Justin Holder, David Bacon, Jimmy Jones, Timmy Leach and Perry Canter. For those attending this service you are asked to meet at the cemetery by 12:50 PM.


Condolences may be made online at Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City is serving the Leach family. 423-928-2245

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