Paul J. Leach, Jr., 85, of Lancaster, Ohio, passed away on June 8, 2017, at his home. He was born in Wellston, Ohio, June 8, 1932, son of the late James Paul Leach and Pearlean E. Leach. He was a graduate of Junction City High School and a Staff Sgt. in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He retired following 34 years with the F.C. Brengman and Associates in Carroll, Ohio, where he was a maintenance supervisor. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Madonna C. Stalder Leach; also by an infant son, Michael Leach and a son-in-law, Ted McFarland. He is survived by three daughters, Paula Kay McFarland and Patty Leach of Lancaster, and Pam ( James) Gibson of McArthur. Two sisters, Betty Stacey of Wellston and Laura ( Lue) Duncan of northern Ohio; two special friends, Correna Cottrill and George Bigerton, Jr. of Lancaster; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston, Ohio, on Tueday, June 13th, from 11 A.M. until the time of services at 1 P.M. Pastor Steve Mathews will officiate the services, and burial will follow in the Hamden Cemetery with military honors by Post #371 of Wellston and DAV Chapter 45.