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Franklin Leach

Franklin "Buddy" Boone Leach, Jr.

Thursday, May 11th, 1961 Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

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Obituary

Obituary for Franklin "Buddy" Boone Leach, Jr.

Kathleen, GA – Franklin “Boone “Buddy” Leach, Jr., 59, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at his residence. Funeral services celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Burpee-Scott Memorial Chapel & Crematory at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friends one hour prior and immediately following the services. Reverend Sarah McClelland-Brown will be officiating. Buddy will be laid to rest at Magnolia Park Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Kindred Hospice, 105 Jim Mason Ct #100, Warner Robins, GA 31088.
Buddy was born on May 11, 1961 in Dyersburg, TN to the late Franklin Boone Leach, Sr., and Rebecca Nell (Jenkins) Leach. He was a 1979 graduate of Thomasville High School, where he was a member of the marching band. In fact, Buddy had the distinct honor of playing the drums at the White House for then President Jimmy Carter. He was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Warner Robins, where he served as an elder. Buddy was a radio personality in Middle Georgia for 35 years. He was most recently working in sales for WMGT 41 in Macon. He was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous for sixteen years. He had an infectious personality and everyone that met him grew to love him. He will be dearly missed.
Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife, Dorothy Caroline (Wilhite) Leach of Kathleen; step-daughters: Kimberly Britt (Garry) of Perry and Christa Yaun (Trey) of Byron; step-sons: Brandon Bryant of Cochran, Adam Bryant of Cochran and Tyler Bryant (Christy) of Hawkinsville; 8 grandchildren: Mary, Olivia, Brantley, Bella, James Christian, Dakota, Greyson and Chase; sister: Rebecca Roche (Fred) of Tallahassee.
With honor, Burpee-Scott Memorial Chapel & Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 24th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Burpee-Scott Memorial Chapel and Crematory
    2932 Hwy. 41 N
    Fort Valley, GA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday, October 24th, 2020
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, October 24th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Burpee-Scott Memorial Chapel and Crematory
    2932 Hwy. 41 N
    Fort Valley, GA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday, October 24th, 2020
    2:00pm
    Officiant
    Pastor Sarah
  • Interment

    Magnolia Park Cemetery and Mausoleum
    205 S. Pleasant Hill Road
    Warner Robins, GA
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Jim, Cheryl, Claire, Ivy and Mila and In Christs love, Peggy Leach Harrill and family sent flowers to the family of Franklin "Buddy" Boone Leach, Jr.
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Jim, Cheryl, Claire, Ivy and Mila and In Christs love, Peggy Leach Harrill and family sent flowers to the family of Franklin "Buddy" Boone Leach, Jr.
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Angela Kinsey

Dot, may God keep his loving arms around you during this difficult time. I will continue to pray for you and your family.
Angela Kinsey
Comment | Posted at 12:29am via Condolence
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Jim, Cheryl, Claire, Ivy and Mila

Buddy is finally at rest. May God give you comfort in that and knowing how much you are loved and cared for by so many!
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Jim, Cheryl, Claire, Ivy and Mila purchased flowers for the family of Franklin "Buddy" Boone Leach, Jr..
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Karen Bailey

Sincere Sympathy to Dot & all of Buddy’s family. He will be missed.
Karen Bailey
Hawkinsville, GA
Comment | Posted at 11:51pm via Condolence
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In Christs love, Peggy Leach Harrill and family

While we havent seen each other in quite sometime, the bond between cousins is strong. May God bless each member of your family during this time.
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In Christs love, Peggy Leach Harrill and family purchased flowers and planted a memorial tree for the family of Franklin "Buddy" Boone Leach, Jr..
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Amanda & Ronald Akey

Sincere sympathy to Dot, Kimberly and Christa, and his entire family and friends.... He was well loved....and he will be well-missed. God Speed, Buddy!
Comment | Posted at 09:09pm via Condolence
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