James C. McLeod PDF Print E-mail

James Calvin “J.C.” McLeod, 84, of Newberry, died Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at White Oak Manor.

Born on October 20, 1928 in the Bush River Community of Newberry County, he was a son of the late John Robert and Azilee Satterwhite McLeod. He was a graduate of the Bush River Schools and retired with over 40 years of service from the South Carolina Army National Guard. He was a 60 year Life Member of Amity Lodge # 87 AFM of Newberry, SC and a former member and deacon of Hunt Memorial Baptist Church.

Mr. McLeod is survived by his wife of 62 years, Katherine Holsonback McLeod; a son, Bryan James McLeod of Newberry; daughters, Deborah (Steve) Massingale of Newberry and Nancy Key of Mauldin; brothers, John Robert McLeod, Jr. of West Columbia and Frank Edward McLeod of Newberry; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, December 29, 2012, at Bush River Baptist Church by the Rev. Brian Preston and Rev. Michael Timmerman. Burial with military honors and masonic rites will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 303 W. Alexander Ave., Suite 1, Greenwood, SC 29646, the American Heart Association, 190 Knox Abbott Drive, Suite 301, Cayce, SC 29033 or to Bush River Baptist Church, 8935 Bush River Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be his grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers will be his nieces, nephews, cousins and Freddie Harmon and Larry Millstead, Sr.

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#18 Coroner Craig Newton 2013-01-03 14:08
McLeod Family, Robyn and I are so sorry for your loss. I remember spending time with JC at many youth and high school baseball games. He was a man who always spoke his mind and I truly admired that trait. Being out of State at the time of the funeral we were unable to attend. Please konw our thoughts and prayers have been and will continue to be with you all, Love, Coroner Craig and Robyn Newton
#17 Melinda Moss 2012-12-28 19:49
To the McLeod Family, We at White Oak of Newberry would like to express our deepest sympathies to your family. Even though Mr. JC did not live at White Oak but a few days, we considered it a honor and privilege to care for him. Each resident instantly earns a special place in our hearts and we grieve with you. May God hold you firmly in His hands during this difficult time. In kindest regards, The Staff of White Oak of Newberry
#16 David Parnell 2012-12-28 10:43
JC will be missed. I remember the times at the armory working with him.
#15 Ruby Point 2012-12-28 09:25
I am so sorry to hear about Mr. J.C.
Growing up, I have so many fond memories of the McLeod's. He really
enjoyed his church, farming and just joking around. He will be missed, but I know he is singing with the angels.
#14 Henry Franklin 2012-12-27 13:53
Ms. Kitty, Nancy and family,
So sorry to hear about Mr. JC's passing. My thoughts and prayers will be with you in the coming days ahead. I know he will be greatly missed.
God Bless, Henry Franklin
#13 LINDA LEVER 2012-12-27 13:20
The McLeod Family, sorry to hear of Mr. McLeod passing. He was a roommate with my uncle Ossian Higgins at White Oak. You all have my deepest sympathy. God Bless Linda Lever
#12 Connie H Johnson 2012-12-27 13:02
We are so sorry to hear of Mr. JC's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do. Love, Chris & Connie Johnson
#11 Lisa Eargle 2012-12-27 12:28
Deborah and Leanne,
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.
#10 Mack & Susan Clary 2012-12-27 11:06
We were so sorry to learn of Mr. JC's death. May you find comfort in knowing that he is no longer suffering. We will keep your family in our prayers.
#9 Cathy & Charlie Clinton 2012-12-26 20:59
So sorry to hear about Mr. Mcleod, We have lost a very fine neighbor. He was the best gardner on the circle and he will truly be missed. May the Lord keep they family and wrap His arms around you, during this time.
#8 Jim & Trish Tiffner 2012-12-26 20:18
We are so sorry to hear of Mr. JCs' passing. He was a great granddad and greatgrand dad... He will be missed.
#7 Ann Ellis Leopard 2012-12-26 19:50
Deborah, i am so sorry for your and the families loss. Have great memories from Hunt Memorial and going to your house after church. My prayers are with all of you.
#6 Alice J. Moore 2012-12-26 19:49
Kitty & Family - May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with J.C. comfort you today and always. With deepest sympathy!
#5 Casey Ruff 2012-12-26 17:22
My deepest sympathies to each of you. Mr. McLeod was always a pleasure to take care of. Prayers for you all during this difficult time.
Casey Ruff
#4 Kay Brooks 2012-12-26 17:15
So sorry to hear of Mr. JC's passing. I will keep you in my prayers.
#3 Polly W. Turner 2012-12-26 16:42
So sorry to hear of your loss . Take comfort in knowing he's in a better place . Cherish the memories you have .You are in my thoughts and in my prayers.
#2 Alice Hamby Turner 2012-12-26 15:53
Mrs. McLeod & Family,

So sorry to hear of your loss. May the Lord wrap the entire family in his loving arms and carry you through these difficult times.
#1 Don and Faye Kunkle 2012-12-26 12:39
Our sympathy to the family of SGM J. C. Mcleod. He was a treasured friend and a fine person. Even though our contacts with him were limited after we all retired from the Guard, we will miss him.