May 12, 2022

Barney Leach, Leach & Co., Passes Away at 78

Barney Holt Leach, 78, owner and president of Leach & Company, Inc., Gadsden, AL, passed away on May 8, 2022.

Barney was born on May 1, 1944, to the late Thurman “Holt” & Madiee Leach. He was a 1962 graduate of Gadsden High School.

Barney attended Auburn University where he studied Business and was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity. While attending Auburn University he meet his wife of 58 years and they relocated to Gadsden, AL.

He then became owner and president of Leach & Company, a metal fabrication company.

Barney served on numerous organizations within the community throughout his life.

In the later years of his life, Barney’s greatest joy were his grandchildren and being able to participate in their accomplishments.

Barney is survived by his wife, Betty Leach; children, Mandy (Snooky) Burgess, Cindi (Vince) Gahafer, Dr. Andrew (Courtnay) Leach; grandchildren, Hannah and Holt Keeling, Claire Graves, Holt, William and Taylor Leach.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Leach family.

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