Richard LaMarr Leigh II

RICHARD LAMARR LEIGH II was born in Columbus, OH on June 29, 1989,
to Richard L. and Diana M. Leigh.
As a young child, Richard attended Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus
Christ. He gave his life to the Lord and was baptized at age eight years old
at Rhema Christian Center. He spent much of his teen years participating
with friends in the youth programs at The Vineyard on Cooper Rd.
Richard’s professional accomplishments include being a Supervisor at TelePerformance, Technical Administrator for Original Design International and
DLM Consulting Group, Support Staff and Driver for Maranatha End Time
Ministries Annual Fall Retreat, and Executive Board Member of Hutchins
and Associates Realty.
Richard loved people and was a popular personality wherever he went. He
would spend holidays delivering Meals On Wheels to the elderly and
volunteering at the homeless shelter. He would often spend vacations
working with his school, Gahanna Christian Academy, on mission projects
and was a favorite with the young people when he spent his summer at an
orphanage in Mexico where he shared with the children how he too
understood and knew the hurt of losing a parent at a very young age.
Richard’s list of interests was extensive. Among them was a love of video
games, music, technology and the pride of being the best cook and the
smartest person in the family. But those who knew him well, knew that his
favorite passion was his love of dogs. He would collect paper for the puppies
at the pound and was” the “go to person” when his friends needed a dog
sitter, Wuggles being his “hands down” favorite.
Richard recently accepted his call to ministry and was co-authoring a book
with his mother which will be released later this year.
Awaiting him in glory is his father, Richard L. Leigh Sr.; grandmothers,
Christina. C. Hutchins and Sarah Leigh; grandfather, William Hutchins;
brother, Kevin Leigh; aunts Marilyn and Charlotte Leigh and uncles, Ulysses
Flemister, Larry Leigh and Charles Strider
Cherishing his memory are, mother, Diana (Larry) Morgan; sister, Tiffany
Leigh; brother, JeMel (Dakota) Williams; aunts, Christina Hutchins, Deborah
Williams and Carolyn Leigh; Uncle, Leslie Leigh, special cousin, Faye
Williams; Gabe Jugan; godparents, Melvin and Brenda Marshall and Dianne
Gholston, along with a host of cousins and extended family and friends.

Visitation Thursday June 20, 2019 5:00pm and Funeral 7:00pm at Bible Way Church 453 South Wheatland Ave 43204.

Interment at Glen Rest Cemetery Friday, June 21, 2019 at 10:00am.

Condolence Messages

  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Richard was a good man and a good friend.

  2. To the Keith’s family: “My our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father,who loved us and gave everlasting comfort of and good hope by means of underserved kindness,comfort your hearts and make you firm”._2 Th 2:16,17.My heartfelt condolence for your loss,Richard.

  3. My sincerest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. May the memories of all the good times you shared together help ease your pain. May the God of all comfort strengthen you during this time of distress and may His promise for the future bring you peace. -Hosea 13:14

  4. Taylor Studer

    My husband and I went to highschool with Richard. He was such a wonderful guy. I will never forget that he caught the garter at our wedding. He was a wonderful person and I always appreciated his puppy posts on facebook. My heart is saddened his light is no longer with us. I wish i could be there to offer my support and say good bye. Sending your family so much love and prayers.

  5. Sending so much love, condolences and prayers to the Leigh family. I am so terribly sorry. Richard was a great, caring guy and we are all better to have known him. GCA CLASS OF 2007. ❤

  6. Richard was a great guy. He always was a light in a dark place. I still have the now dried flowers he got me and nothing can replace the conversations we had. I pray that his family can find peace. He will be missed dearly.

  7. Steven Jackson

    Our family is deeply saddened by the loss of Rick. He was a good friend of our son John. I remember him often visiting our home. Our prayers go to your family. Steven, Carol, John. Katelyn Jackson.

  8. Michael Towns

    Sorry for the loss as we all lost such a funny warm hearted person. Rest In Heaven Rick, you will be missed. God bless you and your family.

  9. Scott C Marshall

    Richard was a gentle giant who was also so stubborn. I’ve really missed our interesting conversations. I’m so sorry for you and your family.

  10. So sorry to hear of Rick passing away. He was in my class in high school and went to church with my husband. He had the biggest heart and was such a sweet guy ❤️ We are praying for for his family!

  11. We didn’t know each other well but you were a kind soul and I would have loved to get to know you more. Please Rest In Peace .

  12. My deepest condolences for the family.

    Richard was a wonderful friend and a truly outgoing, funny and wise man. I am truly blessed that I was able to meet him have him as my friend.

    Rest In Peace Richard. You may be gone but you will never be forgotten. I will forever cherish the memories we made.
    We love you!

  13. The world is a little bit darker without Richard in it. He touched so many peoples lives and was genuinely a great friend who was always there whenever anyone needed it. I have so many memories of the great conversations that we had. I will miss him dearly. Prayers to him and his family.

  14. Much love and respect Richard. He was always a good guy and an even better friend. Thoughts and prayers to his family right now

  15. Mellanese Dorton-Turns

    Wish I had just a little more time with him. Aunt Diana, you raised an amazing young man. Had a a loving gentle soul. May God continue to bless and comfort you, his sister,Uncle Larry, and aunt Christina. Condolences to the rest of the family. Richard was a great loss, but God knew best. Love Ya!!

  16. Markette and Colin Hatch

    Dear Diana and Family:
    I was so sorry to hear of your son’s passing. I know your hearts are deeply saddened. I weep with you. May God’s comfort and cherished memories bring you solace at this time and in the days to come.

  17. He truly had a servants heart and put others before himself. He was a good man and will be missed.

  18. Debbie Surratt

    Richard was one my closest friends. I have known him basically all of my adult life, and it felt like so much longer because of how great we got along. He was selfless, a wonderful friend and genuinely caring. He made me see things in ways no one else could, introduced me to a lot of the things I still love. I have wonderful memories with him, I will make sure to give Wuggles all the hugs he no longer can.

    I am sorry for everyone’s loss. I know this is a hard time for his family and friends alike. Thr brightest lights tend not to burn the longest.

  19. Pamela Bateman (Wilson)

    Rick was always so kind-hearted, forgiving, funny and a true-blue friend. I was the guidance counselor when Rick and my son attended GCA. He will be sorely missed and he truly was a “light in a dark place” (as Kylee Plouse so well stated)! I pray he is having a conversation with Jesus right now and smiling that big grin of a smile that he would always do at school. Prayers of comfort and peace to Rick’s mother and family!

  20. Irish J. Richardson

    To the Leigh family. My heart is with you and your family at this time of your loss. There is comfort in knowing God’s promises about the resurrection hope. (Acts 24:15) and (John 5:28,29) In the past God has resurrected humans and He is eager to do it again because He hates death. (Mark 5:41-43) It is not God’s purpose originally for mankind to grow old, get sick and die. To learn more about God’s promises go to JW.ORG. There are online Bible study lessons featured and more. Love, Your Neighbor Irish J. Richardson

  21. Debbie Balawajder

    I worked in the GCA Finance Office and remember Richard as a very kind and considerate young man. I am very sorry for your loss.

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