John “Randy” Leach

John “Randy” Leach, 60 of Columbia, passed away Friday, January 3, 2014 at his home with his family by his side.  Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 616 Jackson St., Columbia, MO 65203, with Funeral Services immediately following at 11:00 a.m.  Randy will then be cremated.  Randy is survived by his wife Debbie of the home.  Sons, Ryan Leach and wife Heather, and Beau Leach of Columbia.  5 Grandchildren, Jadryanne, Hayley, Alyssa, Aiden and Kaleb. Brother Michael Leach, wife Phyllis, Sister Colleen Olesen, husband Richard as well as several Nieces and Nephews.  His parents and a nephew preceded him in death. John graduated from Hickman High School in 1972 and worked for the City of Columbia for 40 Years.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society, or Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation for Kids Hunting and Fishing.

Visits: 3


  1. Connie Ruggles Martin on January 6, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Debbie, I’m so sorry. Words are so inadequate; I’m sending you a hug and warm thoughts.

    Connie Martin

  2. Bill Nibbelink on January 6, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. I lived down the street from Randy when we were kids. We would fish all summer and play football with all the kids in the neighborhood in the fall. I have very fond memories of him. May God help you through your loss.

  3. Cindy Menke on January 6, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Debbie & family,
    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. You have our deepest sympathy.
    We live over a couple cul de sacs & I have visited with your sweet grandchildren when I walk by your house. His memory will live on thru

  4. Orin and Joyce Murray on January 6, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Randy’s bout with cancer has ended and his suffering is over. His soul is at rest now and in a better place. We offer our sincere condolences to Debbie, Ryan, Beau and Grandchildren.

    Orin and Joyce Murray

  5. Mike McGlasson on January 7, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Debbie and family, sorry to learn of Randy’s passing. Robin and I will keep you in our prayers. Let us know if we can do anything for you.

  6. Rosa Christisen McHenry on January 7, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Debbie, It has been so many years ago since we crossed paths as neighbors, yet i still remember you well. Heard the news of Randy’s passing on the Kewpie ’72 website……..just want to extend my heartfelt condolences to you, your family and to the Leach family. So very sorry for the loss of this wonderful man. I know his legacy and his memory will live on in each of your lives.

  7. Susan Acton on January 7, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Debbie and family, So sorry to hear about Randy. My deepest sympathy. Praying for you.

  8. Cheri and Bob Kurtz on January 7, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Debbie- so very sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. May your memories bring comfort to you in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

  9. Margie Ray on January 7, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Debbie, so sorry to hear about Randy. My prayers & thoughts are with you and your family.

  10. Lonnie & Kathy Hansen on January 8, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Debbie & family,
    We are sorry for your loss. Randy was such a great person. Our thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times. Please let us know if there’s something we can do. (Lonnie is sorry he couldn’t be present at Randy’s service on Wednesday. He had to be out of town on business.)

  11. Rick Ganey on January 9, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Very sorry to hear about Randy. We were in grade school and Scouts together briefly and I remember he was a great guy and a good friend. I have thought about him from time to time over the years and wondered what he was up to, so it was a shock to see his name on the Kewpie memorial page. It doesn’t seem fair when someone is taken from us at such a young age, but please be comforted by all the great memories from the years you did have together.

  12. Darlene Stewart Mueller on January 12, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Debbie, We are so sorry to hear of Randy’s death. Mom and dad will be sending a card. Hugs and prayers for you and your family. Darlene

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