Charles A. Leach, 79, of Dawsonville, formerly of Vidalia, passed away Friday February 25, 2022 at North Georgia Assisted Living following a period of declining health.
Born October 4, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Charles grew up in Lambertville, New Jersey and was a graduate of Lambertville High School. He enjoyed helping his mother in the kitchen preparing traditional Hungarian foods and was a very talented chef throughout his life. Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served during Vietnam. Throughout his life, Charles participated in many careers all over the United States utilizing his creativity and many talents. In his later years he enjoyed his friends in Vidalia and his grandchildren of whom he was extremely proud. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Theresa Leach; wife, Inez Leach; and brother, Calvin Leach.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the warm and loving staff and residents at North Georgia Assisted Living.
Surviving are his daughters, Laura Simonsen of Florida, Christi Hudgins of New Hampshire; mother of his children, Joan Miller of Florida; step-daughters, Jennifer (Russ) Wallace of Big Canoe, Patti (Jay) Fox of Washington; step-son, David Harben (Trace Ussery) of Atlanta; former son-in-law, Joe Perzella of Johns Creek; 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; other relatives.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday March 2, 2022 at 1 p.m. at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Vidalia. Rev. Scott Morrison will officiate.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, www.michaeljfox.org.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.