John Griffin Leake
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John Griffin Leake, 44, former Vice PResidnet and General Manager for KATV Channel 7 and recently the administrator of the John G. Leake Charitable Foundation, has died. Mr. Leake was a member o fthe College Station and Downtown YMCA Clubs, a member of Grace Fellowship Church of Little Rock, Pleasant Valley Contry Club and Lamba Chi Alpha Fraternity. “He started the Foundation over a year ago,” his wife, Beth Phillips Leake, said. “He had a huge heart that knew there was a great need for those less fortunate than himself. He was very anonymous about his contributions. Arkansas Children’s Hospital was his favorite charity.” He sponsored children with cancer in the Med Camp, the AIDS Foundation and many other charities in Little Rock, Mrs. Leake said. “He touch a lot of families’ hearts,” she added. “He overcame many troubles in his life through Christ. He was the most humane, humble, rich man I ever knew. He gave anything he had. He was full of unconditional love.” “He loved life with a zest and lived it with zest. He was a fighter.” His wife concluded. Survivors, in addition to his wife, are a son, Michael Leake of Little Rock; two daughters, Michelle Leake and Jacquelyn Compton of Little Rock; his parents, James and Marjory Leake of Muskogee, Oklahoma; a brother, James Leake Jr. of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and a sister, Nancy Sevenoaks of Tulsa, Oklahoma.