TOP PHOTO: The shirt and the message on the cake sum up J.B. Leach to a “T.” This photo was snapped at one of Leach’s April 3 birthdays.
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The founder and owner of Kash-n-Karry Building Supply passed away over the weekend. J.B. Leach, a fixture in the business community for decades, was a man who loved people and lived life to the fullest.
The 79-year- old Leach died on Saturday just a week after his good friend and former Kash-n-Karry employee Ronnie Wilson passed away.
Kash-n-Karry provided the ideal backdrop for the personable Leach who thrived on interacting with people whether it be with a customer, employee or salesman. The La Follette High School graduate was always quick to talk sports especially about his beloved Tennessee Vols.
Leach was a dedicated individual from friendships to business to his community and church. He was a 55-year member of Cedar Hill Baptist Church and invested more than 34-years of his life into the South Indiana Avenue building supply store. Above all, he set the benchmark for grandfathers. He led by example and, as a result, was adored by his grandchildren.
Due to recent family illness, the date of interment has been moved to Friday, November 27, 2020, at 1:00 P.M. at Fincastle Methodist Church Cemetery A Celebration of Life will be held at Cedar Hill Baptist Church on Tues., Dec. 1, from 5 pm until 7 pm.
Walters Funeral Home is handling the arrangements for the family of J.B. Leach. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/16/2020-6AM)