Ronald Andrew Leach

Ronald Andrew Leach

Passed: July 09, 2022
Charleston, Wv

Ronald Andrew Leach

Passed: July 09, 2022
Charleston, Wv


Ronald Andrew Leach, 78, of Charleston, transitioned July 9, 2022 at CAMC HospiceCare.

He was preceded in rest by his eldest son, Ronald Andrew Leach II; his first wife and mother of his three sons, Paula Franklin Leach; and his second wife, Katherine Newhouse Leach.

He is survived by his loving companion, Jeanie Nauta; his two devoted sons: Dariq Z. Leach of Atlanta and Paul M. Leach of Charleston; and his brother Richard C. Leach of Aiken, SC.

Andy was a graduate of Charleston High School (Class of 1961), Center College, The Graduate School of Consumer Banking at the University of Virginia, and the WV School of Banking.

He retired after 52 years from BB&T (now Truist) as Vice President of Sales Finance, having been with the bank through mergers since the days of Bank of West Virginia.

Andy was a long-standing member of numerous local fraternal and charitable organizations through which he developed countless lifelong friendships and professional relationships.

He was known for his endless energy, stamina, and love for the outdoors. He was widely known as a leader in his field. Andy was also a beloved teacher, mentor, and tremendous source of spiritual inspiration for those who knew him. His innumerable friends from all around the world followed his uniquely positive quotes and messages of truth. Andy’s dedication and service to his family, friends, and anyone in need will be greatly missed.

A Gathering of Friends will be from 1 to 3 pm Saturday, July 16, 2022 at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers please make a donation to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Condolences may be sent to the family at After life arrangements are entrusted to Barlow and Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston.

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7 responses to Ronald Andrew Leach

  1. I first met Andy when i was probably 10 years old, and his son Ronny was 7 years old! We were neighbors on the west side of Charleston, and on Saturday mornings, he would take Ronny and I to Kanawha City to the Watt Powell Annex field where the softball field and Rec center are located now, and let us run and play ball, etc. It was just a big open field then, and it was a real treat for us! He was a loving and caring father, and a good friend through the years! My condolences to John and Paul, and the whole family! My thoughts and prayers are with you!

  2. Hope Hartz says:

    Andy was a dear friend. I miss the music he played and sang. RIP!

  3. David Harris says:

    My deepest condolences on your loss. Andy was a charismatic and loving father I’m thankful to have known as a close friend to Paul. His smile and laugher could fill a room, and his guitar playing keep you in awe. Andy will be sorely missed by all whom were lucky enough to know him.


  4. John Thomas says:

    Andy was a great co-worker, friend, and Brother. We will miss him. Our deepest sympathy to the family.

  5. So very sorry that Andy has passed. Prayers to his family. I met Andy when working in suicide prevention and remember him as a wonderful, kind gentleman.

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