Billy Earl McLeod

Feb 10, 2017

CANTON — Billy Earl McLeod, 83, died suddenly on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. Bill was born in Perry, Florida, on Aug. 29, 1933, to the late William and Annie Odom McLeod.

Bill taught U.S. History and retired after many years of faithful service. He enjoyed shooting handguns, working with computers, and reading, especially anything about history. Most of all, Bill loved his wife, Janice.

Bill is survived by his wife of 35 years, Janice McLeod; a daughter, Elizabeth Wright and her husband Scott; a stepson, Rob Ely; a granddaughter, Amy Wright and her husband, Josh; a grandson, Charles Wright; and a sister, Margie Brown.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, at Cruso United Methodist Church with the Rev. Aryn Ruebel officiating. Burial followed at Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Park. The family received friends from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Haywood Christian Ministries at 150 Branner Ave. Waynesville, NC 28786.

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