PINEWOOD - Brian Keith McLeod, 40, husband of Jennifer Lynn Newman McLeod, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia.
Born in Sumter, he was a son of Charlie Hampton McLeod and the late Mildred Raye McLeod. He was employed as an LTA at Becton-Dickinson. He was a member of Manchester Trail Riders and Po' Boys Hunting Club. Brian was a very caring and loving husband, father and grandfather. Some of the things he enjoyed were spending time with his family, going on trail rides, hunting and running beagles with his buddies. Never at a loss for words, Brian always had a funny joke or comment to make. There was never a dull moment with him around. It is an understatement to say this world will never be the same without him.
Survivors include his wife of Pinewood; father of Sumter; a daughter, Kelsey Lynn Newman (Bryan McElveen); a son, Dylan Keith McLeod; a grandson, Jackson Wyatt McElveen; a sister, Donna McLeod Brookshire (Chuck); a brother, Delbert McLeod (Susie); mother-in-law and father-in-law, Stephanie Taylor Newman and Richard S. Newman; a sister-in-law, Leigh N. Mitchell (Mitch); three nieces, Lindsey Raye Bartlette, Crystal L. Boykin and Sarah Grace Brookshire; and a nephew, Matthew Boykin Bruce, all of Sumter.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth W. McLeod.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Church of the Nazarene with Bryan Hatfield, chaplain of the Manchester Trail Riders, officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary Nazarene Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Eric Brown, Johnny Buddin, Ronnie Burns, Thomas Charles, David "Pearl" Floyd and Jeff Meares.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Church of the Nazarene and other times at the home of Thomas and Dallen Charles, 355 Pearson Road.
Memorials may be made to John K. Crosswell Home for Children, 11 Crosswell Drive, Sumter, SC 29150.
In accordance with Brian's wishes, the family requests that all in attendance wear blue jeans and casual shirts.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements. www.ecsfuneralhome.com