ATHENS – Christ Gene Leachman, 60, died Monday, June 28, 2010, at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens.
Born in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Howard and Tillie Mae Embrick Leachman. He worked as a heavy equipment operator.
Survivors include children, Christy Moody, Hiawassee, Rhonda Howington, Athens, Lorie Edwards, Jefferson, Chris Gene Leachman II, Griffin; sisters, Elizabeth Baker, Bryson City, N.C., Shirley Leachman, Commerce; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 30, from the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Rev. Rick Darby officiating. Burial was in the Howington Cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.