Johnny Alvin Leach

Published 4:40 pm Monday, June 17, 2019

Johnny Alvin Leach, 71, of Johnson City, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Johnson City Medical Center. Johnny was a native of Washington County and a son of the late Clay and Bessie Hoilman Leach. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ricky Leach.
Johnny was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of Milligan Freewill Baptist Church and attended Zion Baptist Church. He was retired owner operator of E & L Electric Inc. He loved to work on his 1955 Chevrolet. He enjoyed going to Cades Cove, mowing yards and spending time with his family. He will be missed by all that knew him.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Sharon Gourley Leach, of the home; one son, Todd Leach and his wife Shanna of Johnson City; one daughter, Kimberly Leach Hughes and her husband Jamie of Johnson City; two dearly loved grandsons, J.D. Hughes and Hayden Hughes; one brother, Larry Leach of Johnson City; and two sisters, Linda Roberts of Elizabethton and Patti Burleson of Fall Branch. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to honor the life of Johnny Alvin Leach will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Dr. Alan King officiating. Music will be under the direction of Zion Baptist Church. The family will receive friends in the chapel from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service, or at the residence at any time. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be as follows: J.D. Hughes, Hayden Hughes, Jamie Hughes, Rick Gourley, Terry Bailey, Larry Leach, Carl Roberts and Daniel Holder. Honorary pallbearers will be the gentlemen of Zion Baptist Church. Military Honors will be accorded by the Carter County Honor Guard. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Mountain Home National Cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday in the Historical Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Oncology Department at James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital for the loving care given to Mr. Leach. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 2335 Knob Creek Road #101, Johnson City, TN 37604. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Leach family. Office: (423) 543-5544.

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