DECATUR – James Porter Leach of Decatur will celebrate his 100th birthday with a family gathering. Cards may be sent to McKinley Court, 500 W. McKinley Ave., Decatur, IL 62526.
Mr. Leach was born Jan. 3, 1918, in Lovington. He married Helen Louise Hostetler on Feb. 20, 1944, in Decatur. She is deceased. He later married Joyce Darlene Wilhelm on Aug. 30, 1975, in Decatur. He is retired from Caterpillar Inc.
He is the father of Mike Leach of Washington and Pam (Vern) Salzman and Bobanne Coventry, both of Decatur. He is the stepfather of Kent (Linda) Wilhelm of Mattoon. Stepdaughter, Sheila Drake, is deceased. He has four grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one great-stepgrandchild.