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Barry Wayne Leach

In Obituaries by OC Monitor Staff

HORSE BRANCH, Ky. — Barry Wayne Leach, 62, of Horse Branch, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at Norton’s Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. He was born Aug. 31, 1956, in Ohio County, Kentucky, to the late James K. and Louise Leach.

Barry was a 1974 graduate of Ohio County High School where as a senior he was basketball team captain and voted All-District Tournament Team. After graduation, Barry worked as an ambulance driver for the Ohio County Ambulance Service until 1981. He then went to work for Big Rivers Electric as an ambulance driver and on-site medical attendant. At different times through the years, Barry worked alongside his Dad as a carpenter and builder. Most recently, he worked for Buildings by Wayne Baker for 8 years.

Barry was an avid hunter and loved farming and working outdoors, especially in his yard gardening and he was always proud to share his plants with others. He enjoyed tinkering in his shop and he adored his German Shepherd, Keish. Barry often visited his family in Louisville, but could never stay away from his home on the hill in Horse Branch, because of his love for his hometown and family.

Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Freddie Leach, and nephew, Jarrod L. Beasley.

Survivors include two daughters, Karey Leach, of Rosine, Kentucky, and Kasey (Jason) Roth, of Nashville, Tennessee; two grandsons, Jack and Seth Roth; two sisters, Patricia (Tommy) LaPaille, of Louisville, and Pam Wilson, of Horse Branchl and several nieces and nephews, Jeremy D. Beasley, of Hartford, Adam Barrow, of Owensboro, Kentucky, Brian Barrow, of Owensboro, Gavin LaPaille, of Louisville, and Alayna LaPaille, of Louisville.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at William L. Danks Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow in Boyd Cemetery in Horse Branch, Kentucky. Friends may visit with Barry’s family from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Online messages of condolence may be left for the family of Barry Wayne Leach’s by visiting his memorial tribute page at

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