Richard Leya

Richard Leya

Thursday, May 11th, 1933 Monday, June 10th, 2019

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Obituary for Richard John Leya

Richard John Leya, 86, of Wake Forest, NC went to be with the Lord on Monday, June, 10, 2019 at Transitions LifeCare of Raleigh. He was born on May 11, 1933, the son of the late Raymond and Helen McWilliams Leya. He was past master of the Masonic Lodge in Charleston, SC, a member of the Scrubgrass Presbyterian Church, volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and in his spare time he enjoyed building cedar strip canoes.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 11:00 am at Zebulon United Methodist Church with Reverend Clyde Denny officiating.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years Dianna; sons, Richard Leya (Jeannie), of Cross, NC, Stephen Leya (Penny) of Summerville, SC, Ronald Leya (Eloisa) of Belfair, WA; daughter, Lori Leya of Franklinton; grandchildren, Rachel Atkins (Kyle), Kyle Hein, Shelby and Autumn Leya; great grandchildren, Charlotte and Thomas Atkins; sister, Donna Austin (Leroy) of Dallas, TX; brother, Conrad McWilliams of Albine, PA and several nephews.

Arrangements are being handled by Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services, 804 N. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, NC 27549. Online condolences may be made to

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    Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Zebulon United Methodist Chruch
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    Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

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Beth Shawl Shaud

Dianna and family: So sorry for your loss. May God be with you and wrap his arms around you with peace.
Beth Shawl (Shaud)
Comment | Posted at 06:50am via Condolence

Karen Durochia

Dianna and Family,

You and your family have our deepest sympathies. Don and I have missed both of you since you left PA. Wonderful friends and special people. Take care and know we are thinking about you.

Don and Karen Durochia
Comment | Posted at 05:06pm via Condolence

J. Cornelius

Ron and Family, Heartfelt condolences on the loss of a fine husband,dad,grandpa and friend.
Comment | Posted at 07:30pm via Condolence

Vicky Long

Dianna and family So sorry for your loss. May the Lord protect and keep you. John and Vicky Shawl Long
Comment | Posted at 07:14pm via Condolence

Ms. Williams

To the family:
May 2 Cor 1:3,4 be of some comfort to you and your family “The Father of tender mercies
and the God of all comfort who comfort us during our trials”.
Comment | Posted at 09:22am via Condolence

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