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Obituary for William R. "Billy" McLeod

William R. “Billy” McLeod, 93, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at his home.

Born February 24, 1931, in Sumter County, he was the son of the late Gilbert K. McLeod and the late Willie Sue Pierson McLeod. He was in the grocery business since 1954 and owned multiple Piggly Wiggly Grocery Stores. He was in the Black Angus cattle business for 65 years and was the owner of Black Crest Farms. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and was a lifetime member of the Gamecock Club.

Survivors include three children. W.R. “Ricky” McLeod, Jr. (Sondra) of Manning, Gilbert Mark McLeod (Sandy) of Sumter, and Martha Melissa McLeod (Steve) of Sumter; six grandchildren, Becki McLeod, Will McLeod (Jill), Ashleigh Sommerville (Erik), John Skinner (Christine), Wade Skinner (Sarah), and Ezra McLeod; ten great-grandchildren, step-sons, Robbie Jordan (Lisa) and Rodney Jordan (Sissy); five step-grandchildren; and a special friend, Jan Whitaker.

A funeral service will be held at 1 P.M. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with Mr. Gilbert Griffin and Mr. Billy Griffin officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Friday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1770 US Highway 15 South, Sumter, SC 29150-8704.

Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.