John R. ‘Jack’ Leach

January 3, 2021

John R. ‘Jack’ Leach, 80, of Frankfort, Ind., died January 3, 2021 at his home.  He was born January 12, 1940 in Frankfort, Ind. to James B. & Bessie (Renick) Leach.  He was previously married to Cathy Scircle McKinzie.

Jack attended Frankfort High School and went back 20 years later, without studying, and received his GED.  He worked at Castle’s, Peter Paul, General Foods, Exide Battery Factory and Main St. Smoke Shop.  He was a member of the Victory Chapel, Eagles Lodge and Moose Lodge.  Jack enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and racing cars. He enjoyed riding around town, cruising the strip, and most recently the lagoons.  He was very outgoing and friendly.  Jack never met a stranger, he always had a pocket full of candy and shared with anyone close by, stranger or not.

Visitation and Services

Public visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, followed by private family services. Memorial donations may be made to Victory Chapel, 196 S. West St., Frankfort, IN 46041. Out of respect for the health, safety, and comfort of all in attendance, guests will be expected to adhere to current CDC guidelines regarding appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks.

Survived by:

2 Daughters: Barri (Mike) Andreoli of Zionsville, Lori Leach of Frankfort, 2 Sons: Brian (Teresa) Leach of Frankfort, Stacy Leach of Frankfort, Companion: Cathy McKinzie of Frankfort, 2 Brothers: Toby (Marilyn) Leach of Frankfort, Larry (Pat) Leach of Frankfort, 11 Grandchildren and 22 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Glenda Sue (Fred) Baker and brother, Ronnie Leach.


Leave your Condolences

24 Condolences for “John R. ‘Jack’ Leach”

  1. Mike Nease January 7, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    Jack you will be missed! Wife and I enjoyed talking with you. Love and prayers to the family.

  2. Kim Wiles January 7, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    So sorry for your loss, praying for you all.

  3. Kenny and Sally Mitchell January 7, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Prayers and hugs for the family. We worked with Jack at Peter Paul, he was a special person.

  4. Terry Flood January 7, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    Deepest condolences.

  5. Vicki Albaugh January 8, 2021 at 8:55 am

    Rest in peace Jack. You will be truly missed. We all loved you as part of our family and will always remember you.

  6. Rick Vaughn January 8, 2021 at 9:39 am

    Just wanted to extend my deepest regret for the loss of Jack…he watched me grow up and was always good to me! He will be missed.

  7. Lora Layton January 8, 2021 at 10:31 am

    My condolences to the Leach Family with the loss of their family member.

  8. Pam Howe January 8, 2021 at 10:44 am

    So very sorry to hear about Jack. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

  9. Ronnie & Margie Vaughn January 8, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Gloria Hite January 8, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    So sorry for your loss Jack was a good guy and friend. Enjoyed working with him at Peter Paul.

  11. Dan Ridenour January 8, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    I drank a lot of coffee and played a lot of cards with Jack, he was a good old boy!

  12. Timothy Bowen January 9, 2021 at 11:21 am

    The Leach Family….Sorry for your loss! Will miss talking to Jack setting in the swing.

  13. Steven “Tiny” Timmons January 9, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    What a great friend this man was, I have already been missing him because of his health issues. Just think of the big hugs awaiting him from Glenda and Ronnie. Rest in Peace Mr. Leach

    • Cathy Mc Kinzie January 17, 2021 at 5:49 pm

      Thank you He enjoyed his time at the Eagles and the friends he made there.

  14. Wayne and Susie Brock January 9, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    We’re so very sorry for your loss. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Wayne and Susie Brock

  15. Tanny & Rick Irwin January 9, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    So sorry for your loss! Jack was one of the good guys! He will be missed! Prayers for the family!

  16. Brandon & Karla Maish Schwartz January 9, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss!!!! I don’t know how we missed knowing about this!! You all will be in our thoughts and prayers!!!

  17. Carol Amich January 10, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I worked with Jack many years ago at Peter Paul and he was always such a sweet & friendly guy.

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