Jack Carey Leach, 74, East Tawas (formerly of Clio), died July 8, 2020, in Roscommon, where his family lives.

His family has chosen to remember him privately at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or a local VFW Post. Arrangements were handled by Wagner and Walsh Funeral Directors, Roscommon.

He was born Sept. 20, 1945, to Jack and Mary Lee (Ferris) Leach in El Paso, TX. He proudly enlisted in the Navy and served during the Vietnam War.

His family will remember him as an avid woodsman. In his younger days, he liked to hunt and trap animals, but later in life named the many chipmunks, raccoons, deer, squirrels and bears that came around his cabin, many of which he fed by hand.

He enjoyed a variety of careers during his life. His credits include working as a teenager at The Gem Theater, the cinema owned by his parents in Clio, photographer, master mechanic and sales associate. He had a particularly found joy of listening to music, reading, building furniture, woodworking and chopping wood to heat his cabin. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and four grandchildren, all of whom will miss him greatly.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving Mr. Leach are his children, John (Jennifer) Leach and Shalisa (Andrew) Collins; grandchildren, Kamaron Leach, Jesse Leach, Elena Collins and Sofia Collins; sister, Sharon (Lawrence) Miller; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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