Roy Newton Leach
Roy Newton Leach passed away at age 63 at Medical City Lewisville surrounded by loving family members February 15, 2019. Roy was a loving son, brother, husband, father, uncle, grandfather and friend.
Roy was born May 18, 1955 in Jacksboro, Texas to Norval “Pistol” Ennis Leach and Myrtis Chambers Leach. He was the youngest born of three siblings, Damon “Bubba” and Ann. Roy graduated from Jacksboro High School in 1973 where he was a standout, multi-sport, athlete who excelled in football, basketball and track. As a two-time all-state athlete, he was highly recruited and ultimately continued his football career with a full scholarship to Texas Christian University.
Roy married his high school sweetheart, Angela Fleming, on August 7, 1976 at the First Baptist Church of Jacksboro. The following year Roy received a business degree from TCU and went on to manage a Radio Shack. Soon after, he became a partner in an insurance agency in Arlington, Texas. Roy ultimately found his calling in 1992 when he founded ResCom Fire Systems. While Roy was a successful entrepreneur his greatest joy came from being a devoted family man and proud dad to Matt Leach and his wife, Marian and “Pops” to granddaughter Cassandra Leach.
Roy was a man of many passions which included writing poetry, community activism and being an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed spending time at the family “Home Place” outside of Jacksboro where he continuously worked to improve the land for the betterment of the wildlife. This included planting an orchard and clearing land to create food plots. Roy was a lifetime member and supporter of Quality Deer Management Association. While he lived in several different cities during his lifetime, his heart remained in Jacksboro. He was passionate about giving back to the community through his support of many different local organizations.
When asked, Roy’s ideal vision of life consisted of being outdoors at the “Home Place” looking at wildlife, hearing his son laugh and being with Angie. When asked how he wanted to be remembered, Roy replied, “I cannot answer how people will remember me, I can only hope that I had a positive influence on my friends and family.” The final thoughts he wished to leave behind were to think before you react, make good choices, say thank you and I love you.
He is survived by wife Angela, son Matt and wife Marian, their daughter Cassandra; sister Ann Leach Powell and husband Ron, and many beloved cousins, brother-in laws, sister-in laws, nieces and nephews.
Roy was preceded in death by his parents Norval “Pistol” Ennis Leach and Myrtis Chambers Leach, and brother Damon “Bubba” Leach.
In honor of Roy’s giving spirit, donations can be made to a local organization of your choice.