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Roger Leach

Obituary for Roger Leach

May 7, 1945 - October 29, 2020
Flint, Texas | Age 75


Roger J Leach, age 75, went home to be with his Lord, family and friends Thursday, October 29, 2020 in the Christus Heart hospital, Tyler, TX. He was born in Grand Rapids, MI on May 7, 1945.

Roger loved fishing, hunting, traveling, stamp & coin collections and working on his family tree. Every chance he got he would fish the Grand River in near downtown Grand Rapids which kept his family and friends stocked with fresh salmon. He also treasured time he spent hunting pheasant in Ohio with his brother-in-law. Most of his traveling was done with his mother when he was in his teens then through his work after he and his family moved to Texas. The fishing, hunting and traveling stores he could tell was enjoyed by all. Roger's side of the family tree alone consisted of more than 42 thousand entries going back as far as 1535.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Judy J Leach; his children: Debora and Terry Firebaugh, Scott and Meagan Leach; grandchildren: Connor Firebaugh, Jordan Firebaugh, Bryce Leach and Cameron Leach; brother: Phillip Leach.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Kenneth C and Theodora C Leach; brother: Kendall E Leach and wife Carlene A Leach; sister-in-law: Virginia A Leach.

The family is planning to celebrate his life privately. Roger will be laid to rest in a family plot in the Pilgrim Home Cemetery. Condolences may be left for the family online at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Roger's honor to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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