Noel Ray Leach, 81, of Star City, passed away on August 11, 2017 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.
He was born December 1, 1935 in Plainview, Arkansas and was the son of the late William Earl and Ada Chesney Leach.
Mr. Leach was an active member of First United Methodist Church since 1960, a veteran of the Arkansas National Guard, and a maintenance manager for C&L Electric Co-op in Star City where he worked for 55 years until his retirement.
Mr. Leach was a founding member of Morgan Point Hunting Club and loved deer and turkey hunting and crappie fishing. He was a charter member of Jr. Chamber of Commerce and member of Star City Jaycee’s.
He was a graduate of Watson High School and attended Arkansas Tech University.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Leach was preceded in death by two brothers, James Adair Leach and Earl Lee Leach; and one sister, Jolena New.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Cox Leach of Star City; son, Michael (Leslie) Leach of Prairie Creek Beaver Lake, Arkansas; daughter, Marsha (Jimmy) Hawkins of Star City; three grandchildren, Lauren (Randall Shreve) Leach, Trent (Ally) Hawkins and Slade Hawkins; and three great-grandchildren, Stella and Charlie Shreve and Annalee Hawkins.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 15, at Griffin Funeral Chapel with Bro. Brad Elrod officiating. Visitation is Monday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Watson Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Chuck Copeland, Todd Dutton, Tom Cogbill, III, Keith Boyd, Mike McMillan and Bruce Morgan. Honorary pallbearers are members of the First United Methodist Church Men’s Bible Class, Morgan Point Hunting Club members, Ryker Harvey, Jacob McGhee and Ben McGhee.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Star City, 300 Washington Street, Star City, AR 71667.
Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City.