Kenneth Edward "Ed" Leach passed away surrounded by his loving family March 13, 2023. He retired from Bellsouth/AT&T after over 30 years and was a Vietnam veteran who served four years in the Air Force. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting collecting many accolades over the years. He was a talented woodworker who hand crafted custom turkey calls and furnishings.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Harry & Helen Leach.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years and high school sweetheart, Amelia Ealy Leach; two children, Kerry (Troy) Dayhuff and Kenneth E. (Robin) Leach Jr.; five granddaughters: Kandis (Douglas) Fehrmann, Ryann (Connor) Davidson, Kayla Leach, Kassy Leach, and Lili Oren; two grandsons, Austin & Patch Williams; three step-granddaughters, Alex and Zoe Dayhuff and Shelby (Thomas) Calhoun; two great-grandchildren, Chandler and Trey Fehrmann. He is also survived by his sisters; Angie (John) Ballew of Birmingham, AL and Carol (Jay) Johnson of Hixson, TN, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, & cousins.
Visitation will be 5:00pm -8:00pm, Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at Lane Funeral Home on Ashland Terrace. A private graveside service will be held at Chattanooga National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Hospice of Chattanooga or The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Arrangements entrusted to Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, TN 37415 www.lanefh.com 423-877-3524.