Lewis Samuel Leach, 56, died on April 11, 2010 after spending four years in
coma following a severe accident in 2006.
Lewis was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed riding his motorcycle, hiking, gardening, history and cooking. He enjoyed traveling and toured the U.S. several times.
Lewis was particularly passionate about Civil War history. He was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and served as Adjutant and Quartermaster for the State of Dade, Camp 707 in Trenton, Ga.
He was honored by Georgia Governor Sunny Perdue with a commission as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Georgia State Militia. He was also a member of 363 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Mechanized Calvary.
Lewis graduated from McCallie in 1971. He attended the University of Mississippi.
He was preceded in death by his father, Pembroke O. Leach.
He is survived by his mother, Margaret D. Leach, sisters, Laura A. Leach and Margaret L. Herrmann, fiancée Elaine M. Wolfe; children, Lori K. Forster, Elaine L. Brooks and Lewis Andrew Leach and four grandchildren.
A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 24, at St. Jude Catholic Church with Father Charlie Burton, officiating. The interment will be in Chattanooga Memorial Park.
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There will be a wake for friends and family at Mac’s Pub on Sunday, April 25.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Catholic Charities in Chattanooga or the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, April 23, and 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 24, at Heritage Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.