Charles McLeod

Published 12:47 pm Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Charles C. (Chuck) McLeod, 76, fell asleep in the Lord on March 1,
2019, at his home in Bassfield.
Visitation and funeral services were held on March 5, 2019, at Holy
Resurrection Orthodox Church in Clinton with Father Paul Yerger of
Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church officiating.
To respect his family heritage, and in coordination with the local
community, a subsequent visitation and memorial service was held on
March 5, 2019, at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Bassfield.
Burial services followed at Wheeler Cemetery in Bassfield.
Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.
Chuck was born Feb. 2, 1943, in Bassfield to the late Thomas J. (T.J.)
McLeod and Troy V. Duckworth.
Chuck was the eldest of five children and was educated at Carver High School.
Upon graduation in 1961, he immediately enrolled at Piney Woods Junior
College for summer and fall semesters. In January 1962,
Chuck left Piney Woods to enlist in the U.S. Army. He served with
distinction for more than 20 years, including combat deployments to
Vietnam with the 1st Infantry Division, and received multiple personal
awards and commendations, including the Bronze Star Medal.
Chuck married Anita Marie Thissen on Aug. 2, 1975, in Aiken, South
Carolina; two children were born from this union.
After retiring from military service, Chuck opened a real estate
company in Junction City, Kansas.
He sold the business in 1990 and the family moved to Albuquerque, New
Mexico. The family was baptized as Orthodox Christians in December
Chuck was actively involved in the Orthodox Church of America and was
tonsured a subdeacon.
He also participated in Kiwanis International, volunteered with
Special Olympics, and served with multiple civic organizations.
Chuck and Anita returned to Bassfield in 2007 to be closer to family
and care for aging relatives.
The couple settled into retirement and built a home on the land on
which Chuck and his siblings were raised.
Chuck is survived by his loving wife, Anita; two children, Heather
McLeod of Nashville, Tennessee and Charles C. McLeod Jr. and wife,
Melissa, of Stafford, Virginia; sister, Cherri Jones of Biloxi;
sister, Gloria Evans and husband, Warren, of Pascagoula; brother,
Thomas J. McLeod, Jr. and wife, Ella, of Columbus; and sister, Gaye
Cosey and husband, Herbert, of Biloxi; three grandchildren, Kensie
Marie, Amelia Rose, and Charles C. McLeod IV and a host of nieces,
nephews, cousins, and friends.
Pallbearers for the Clinton services were Robert Ainsworth, Dr. Jacob
Graham, Thomas J. McLeod Jr., Matthew Prewitt, Albert Saad and James
Pallbearers for the Bassfield services were K. D. Barnes, Desmond D.
Cosey, Benjamin F. Johnson Jr., Andrew L. Jones, Donald Moffett Jr.
and Lee John Speights.
Donations may be offered to Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church at 414
East College Street, Clinton, MS 39056.

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