Lewis Samuel Leach, age 56, passed away April 11, 2010, after spending four years in a coma following a severe motorcycle accident in 2006.
Lewis was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed riding his motorcycle, hiking, gardening, history and cooking. He enjoyed traveling and toured the United States several times.
Lewis was particularly passionate about Civil War History and served as Adjutant and Quartermaster for the State of Dade Camp 707 in Trenton Georgia of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He was a Life Member of the SCV. Lewis was honored by the GA Governor, Sonny Perdue, with a commission as a Lieutenant Colonel in the GA State Militia. He was also member number 363 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Mechanized Cavalry.
Lewis graduated from McCallie in 1971. He attended the University of Mississippi.
He was preceded in death by his father Pembroke O. Leach.
He is survived by his mother Margaret D. Leach; sisters Laura A. Leach and Margaret W. Herrmann; fiancé Elaine M. Wolfe; children Lori K. Forster, Elaine L. Brooks and Lewis Andrew Leach and four grandchildren.
Lewis' remains will be at Heritage Funeral Home on East Brainerd Road in Chattanooga, TN. Visitation will be Friday April 23rd from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and Saturday April 24th from 8:30am to 10:15am. The funeral mass will be held at St. Jude's Catholic Church at 11:00am on Saturday and a procession will follow to the Chattanooga Memorial Park Cemetery on Memorial Drive.
There will be a Wake for friends and family at Mac's Pub on Sunday April 25th from 12:00pm to 6:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Catholic Charities in Chattanooga or The Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Zanny Dosier Leach Dillson
1953–2009 (m. 1972)
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