Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


John Carlos Leach, 85, of Wooster died on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Wooster Community Hospital after battling many health issues over the years.   He fought diligently to the very end.
He was born February 8, 1935 in Kitts Hill, Ohio to Alamander and Daisy Evelyn Jewell Leach.   He was a graduate of Rock Hill High School On July 3, 1954, he married Betty L. McClellan. He saw Betty one summer standing by the gates of the Ironton swimming pool and they were married two years later.   She preceded him in death in 2006.
John served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War era.   He was a member of Canaan Freewill Baptist Church.
He retired in 1999 as the corrugated plant supervisor for General packaging in Medina and had previously worked at Buckeye Container and West Park Packaging.   John loved to garden and grew his own tomato plants from seeds.   He enjoyed canning and one year canned over 800 quarts.   John also enjoyed attending flea markets, auctions and liked old cars.
John is survived by his children Wayne E. Leach of Wooster, Allen R. (Qing Qing) Leach of Columbus and Carla M (Mike) Raudebaugh of Wooster; grandchildren Stacy (Jason) Hershberger, John Allen Leach, Adam Leach, Catie (Mike) Langshaw, David Leach, Cade Raudebaugh, Ian Leach and Joey Raudebaugh; great-grandchildren Alexi Leach, Kacie, Kylie and Cody Hershberger; siblings William Leach of Ironton, Mary Browning of Dayton and Charles Leach of Ironton.
Along with his wife, John was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings Geneva Flood, Hatti Bell Palmer/Nash and Carrie Jane Leach.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 27, 2020 at 1:00 PM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.   It will also be livestreamed on the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home Facebook page.   Interment will follow in Wooster Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 11:00 AM until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral home.
Masks are required and social distancing will be observed.
Contributions may be made to Canaan Freewill Baptist Church, 12723 Cleveland Rd., Creston, OH 44217.
Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions
Canaan Freewill Baptist Church, 12723 Cleveland Rd., Creston, OH 44217

Friday, November 27, 2020 at 1:00 PM at the funeral home

from 11:00 AM until the time of the service on Friday


  1. You are all in my thoughts and prayers! Sorry I will not be able to attend services.

  2. Thank you for your service. Condolences to the family. Wooster-Wayne Chapter DAR

  3. You are all in my thoughts and prayers! I won’t be able to attend the funeral due to COVID. I hate it really bad. I loved Uncle John and all of you!

  4. So sorry to hear this, Will be thinking of all of you. Thoughts and prayers

  5. We were so sad to hear about John’s passing. He was a great neighbor of ours for years. I will miss our talks about our gardens

  6. John was a good neighbor and friend..My late husband and john would share garden experiences and exchange seed catalogs. They gave each other tomato plants and could seat and talk for hours. I am very sad about his passing, but I know where he is..

  7. I enjoyed John. We served on the BZ board together. A very nice man. I am sorry. Prayers to you all.

  8. John and I met January 1968 as I entered my life career in packaging at Buckeye Container. Thank you John and forgive me for being that smart ass kid!


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