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Obituary for Wayne Preston Leath
Wayne Preston Leath, 68, of Emporia, passed away on April 13, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Richard and Mary Magee Leath. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Robertson Leath; daughter, Mary Shannon Leath of Glen Allen, VA; son, Adam Preston Alexander Leath and wife Diana Hoehne Leath of Raleigh, NC; granddaughter, Kate Anna Leath; special friend and funeral service organist, Cecelia Allen; special friends and brothers in heart, Bobby Vann and Robert Camp; and numerous cousins. He graduated from Randolph Macon College in 1969, where he was a member of the Theta Chi fraternity. Wayne joined the Bank of Virginia in 1969, where he became a branch manager in Richmond. In 1977, Wayne, along with his father Richard, saw an opportunity to develop, purchase and expand hotels in many different locations. Wayne loved the water, his hometown, his family, his friends, and was a lifelong member of Monumental United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held on Sunday, 4-7pm, in Echols Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service will be held on Monday, 2pm, in Echols Funeral Home Chapel followed by interment in Greensville Memorial Cemetery. Following the graveside a reception will be held at Monumental United Methodist Church for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Monumental United Methodist Church, 300 Southampton Street, Emporia, VA, 23847 or Greensville Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 108, Emporia, VA, 23847. Condolences may be sent to www.Echolsfuneralhome.com
Visitation, Sunday, 4-7pm, in Echols Funeral Home Chapel Funeral, Monday, 2pm, in Echols Funeral Home Chapel followed by interment in Greensville Memorial Cemetery.