Edward Dale "Jethro" Leach
(February 25, 1959 - August 13, 2017)

DOOMS, VA – Edward Dale Leach, 58, of Dooms Crossing Road, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017, at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

Ed was born Wednesday February 25, 1959, to Treva Yvonne "Betsy" (Corbett) Leach Rankin and the late Ervine Dale Leach.

In addition to his father, Ed was predeceased by his step-father, Robert Marcellaus “Pop” Rankin, Jr.; and his grandparents, Cleveland Corbett, Lottie Corbett and Rita Leach.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Remartha April (Tweedy) Leach; son, Justin Edward Leach (Pam); daughter, Amanda Nicole Ware; brother, Robert Eugene Leach (Teresa); step-brother, Michael Rankin; step-sister, Faye Harris (Joe); grandchildren, Alexis Renee and Alayna Ware; step- grandchildren, Russell, Jessica and Dakota Painter; nephews, Jeremy Leach (Nicole) and Brandon Robert Leach; niece, Courtney Johnson; and numerous aunts and uncles.

He was an assistant Boy Scout Leader with Troop 73, a former employee of Hoechst Cellanese, Polybond and for the past 14 years, a Plygem employee. He worked very hard to support his family and had a heart of gold. He was always helping others, but was too proud to ask for help when he needed it.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Friday August 18, 2017 at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes with Pastor Jan Owen officiating. Burial will follow in Augusta Memorial Park.

Active pallbearers are Jeremy Leach, Brandon Leach, Jeff Cash, Russell Painter, T. J. Ailstock and Michael Smith. Honorary pallbearers are his co-workers, neighbors, hunting buddies and Bo Ailstock.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday August 17, 2017 at the funeral home and other times at the residence of his mother, 124 Bookerdale Road, Waynesboro, VA.