Arthur R. Leach

August 28, 1959 ‒ July 15, 2012

Centerburg, Ohio

Arthur R. Leach, age 52, of Centerburg, Ohio, died Sunday morning, July 15, 2012, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

On August 28, 1959, Art was born in Cheshire, Ohio, the son of the late Joseph W. and Margaret K. (Smith) Leach. He graduated from Kyger Creek High School in the Class of 1977. Art furthered his education by receiving numerous degrees: a BS in Music from Ohio University, a Masters in Music from University of Northern Texas, a BA in Nursing from Columbus State Community College, and the a BS in Pharmacy from The Ohio State University.

Art was employed by Express Scripts in Dublin. He was also a member of the Ohio Pharmacists Association. When Art found time to get away from his workaholic lifestyle, he enjoyed playing different instruments, and listening to classical, county western, and bluegrass music. He also loved to travel, going on numerous Carnival cruises to Mexico and the Caribbean.

Art will be remembered as a one of a kind character. He always had a joke to tell, whether it was politically correct or not. Art constantly had a big smile on his face and never went a day without laughing.

Art is survived by his dear friend, John P. Spencer of Centerburg; his sister-in-law, Dorothea Ann Leach of Cheshire; nephews; Roger Leach of Pomeroy, John Leach of Cheshire; a niece, Marsha Cripple of Ashland, KY; brothers: Joseph, Chuck, and Ronnie Leach; and a sister, Gladys.

In addition to his parents, Art was preceded in death by a brother, Don Leach.

Friends may greet Art’s family from 10:00 a.m. until Noon on Saturday, July 21, 2012, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338. Graveside services celebrating his life will be held at 1:00 p.m. at Bloomfield Cemetery, 791 County Road 204, Centerburg, OH 43011, with Celebrant Don Lockwood officiating.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead is honored to have been chosen to serve Art’s family and you private condolences may be expressed to them by visiting