Mr. Ervin Roy “Robert” Leach, 66, was born in Iredell County, N.C., on February 29, 1956, to the late Carnell William Leach and Mary Katherine Moss Leach. He departed this life on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

He graduated from Theology School and was employed as a supervisor at textile mills. He was a member of the Mount Moriah Holiness Church, where he served as a deacon, and as a member of the finance committee, church board, worship leader, and teacher.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Carolyn Leach Deal.

He leaves to cherish the memory of his life three brothers, David Carnell Leach of Troutman, John Lewis Leach (Della) of Statesville, and Jerry Wayne (Pastor Angela) Leach of Statesville; one sister, Willie (Bishop Gene) Roseman; two uncles, Johnny Leach of Mt. Ulla, and George Moss of Kannapolis; three aunts, Louis Leach of Troutman, Louise Moss of Statesville, and Ervenia Stockton of Salisbury; eighteen nieces and nephews; fifty-five great great nieces; and a host of other relatives, church family and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at 1 p.m. at Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary, Statesville. Visitation will be from 12 to 1 p.m.  at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Shepherd’s Church of God Cemetery, Statesville.

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Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Leach family.

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