Thomas Murry Leach transitioned on December 25, 2022 at his residence in High Point, North Carolina. He was a native and former resident of the East Pines Community of Lumberton, North Carolina, two blocks from the former historic Redstone Academy founded in the early 1900's by the late Dr. John H. Hayswood. He attended and was a graduate of J.H. Hayswood High School where he played quarterback on the football team and also was a pitcher and first baseman on the baseball team for four years. Leach attended Johnson C. Smith University and Pembroke State University and earned a bachelor of science degree in sociology. He further his education at N.C. A&T State University where he received a masters in educational counseling. In later years he would receive a master's in ministry from The Carolina University of Theology. In 1975 he was appointed Director of The Student Union at Winston Salem State University where he retired in the year 2000. He served as pastor at Mocksville Presbyterian Church from 1999 to 2008. Final rites where held on Saturday January 14, 2023 at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Lumberton, North Carolina. Loving memories are left with his wife for 63 years Sylvia Ann Leach, children, Lanny Leach (Sheryl), Sharon Thomas and Nino Leach, three siblings, Ernest Leach Jr. (Ella), Roslyn Simmons (J.R.), Donald G. Leach, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and the brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
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