On Saturday, Feb 8, 2020, Price Tucker Leach Jr. 65 transitioned from labor to reward. He was the only son born (December 9, 1954) to the late Price Tucker Leach Sr. and Frances Leach.
Price was formally educated in Portsmouth Public School System where he graduated from I.C. Norcom High School. He attended Norfolk State University and later pursued a career and retired from US Army as well as the Naval Air Station after 41 years of dedicated service. He was reared in the admonition of the Lord as a child and became a man after God’s own heart. Price was a former member of Zion Bethel UCC under the late Dr. D.A. Peace where he served as a Deacon, Men’s Usher Board, Vacation Bible School Instructor, Men’s Chorus, Sunday School Teacher and Captain of Men’s Ministry. As he continued to follow his calling, he became an active member of Olive Branch Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Michael L. Williams and continued to exemplify these same gifts at church, home, and throughout the community.
Price hobbies included studying God’s Word, spending time with family and friends, bowling champion, great jokester, Ram’s fan, landscaping artist, western movie watcher, and faithful Prayer Warrior. Left to cherish his memories and legacy is his beloved wife Sheryl Leach; two beautiful daughters Tara Thomas (Terence) Raleigh, NC; Shanay Leach of Chesapeake, VA and son Orlando Smith (Alexandria LA); four grandchildren Brianna Thomas, Caleb Thomas, Cayden “Price” Byers, and Kali Smith. He is also survived by three lovely sisters Gwendolyn Leach (Hampton, VA), Ethel Leach (Portsmouth, VA), Janice Leach (Richmond, VA); one aunt Ora Lee Leach (Baltimore MD); special nephews Chris Leach, Ira Leach and Travis Leach. Sister- in -Laws Joyce Harrell (Columbus, GA,) Sheila McCain, (Decatur, GA) Linda Banks (Hampton, VA) Cynthia Parker, Vera Paige, brother-in-law Darrell Banks and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and so many close friends.