Joseph C. Leech (updated) PDF Print
Tuesday, 13 March 2012 13:26


Joseph C. Leech 87 of Glasgow died Monday, March 12, 2012 at T. J. Samson Community Hospital.  The Barren County native was born in Hopkinsville, a son of the late Brice Reynolds Leech and Ruth Emerson Terry Leech.

Joe was a land surveyor and a real estate developer.  He owned and operated the Brice Leech Company and was proud to be a partner in Eastern Hills Co.   Mr. Leech was a graduate of Centre College where he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity and was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army Air Corp.  He enjoyed playing Bridge and loved playing the trombone which he did for many years in the Glasgow Community Band, and he was a fan of the University of Notre Dame sports.  Joe had served 30 years as a member of the Glasgow Water and Sewer Commission and some of those years as its chairman, was an active member of the First Christian Church and the Glasgow Rotary Club.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Jean Jolly Leech, and brothers Jack and Brice T. “Petie” Leech.

He is survived by 4 children, J. S. Calvin Leech (Cheri) of Glasgow, Terry Jolly Leech (Robbie) of Simpsonville, KY, Jean Reynolds Leech-Lupica of Boston, MA and Anne Johnson Leech of Lancaster, KY; 7 grandchildren Kathryn Vazquez, Kelly Leech, Cameron Hunter Leech, Jeremiah Reynolds Lupica, Joseph Travers Lupica, McKenna Johnson Lupica and Callie Madison Lupica and 1 great-grandson Victor Vazquez.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the First Christian Church in Glasgow with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Friday from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home and Saturday at the Church from 9:00 AM until time for the service.

Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form of memorial contributions to either the Community Medical Care or the First Christian Church.  Envelopes for both are available at the funeral home.




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