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Sponsors: Reps. J.H. Neal, Weeks, G. Brown and G.M. Smith
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Introduced in the House on April 13, 2004
Introduced in the Senate on April 14, 2004
Adopted by the General Assembly on April 14, 2004
Summary: Eugene B. McLeod, Sr.
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4/13/2004 House Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate HJ-47 4/14/2004 Senate Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence SJ-11
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY UPON THE DEATH OF EUGENE B. MCLEOD, SR., OF PINEWOOD ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2004, AND TO CONVEY THEIR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly were deeply saddened by the death of Eugene Belton "Gene" McLeod, Sr., of Pinewood, at the age of eighty-four; and
Whereas, born in Clarendon County, Mr. McLeod was the son of the late Jacob Lawson McLeod and Elizabeth Beard McLeod, and he was educated in the Manning public school system; and
Whereas, a member of Pinewood United Methodist Church, Gene McLeod served on the church council for many years in various positions, and he was also a commissioned officer in the United States Army during World War II, serving in the European Theater of Operations, earning the rank of major; and
Whereas, after the war, he settled in the Pinewood area, where he farmed, owned, and operated a dairy and cotton gin, and he was also the founder of Sumter Dairies, Excello Mills, and Ag-Rotor; and
Whereas, a founder and major stockholder in Young's Food Stores, he was an entrepreneur who brought a variety of industries to the Sumter area; and
Whereas, Mr. McLeod first married the late Sadie Fair Aycock McLeod and then married Nancy Evans McLeod who survives him in Pinewood; and
Whereas, one of his greatest loves and lifelong endeavors was serving as a member of the National Resources Conservation Service Commission for fifty years where he led the restoration project for the Pocotaligo Swamp; and
Whereas, Gene McLeod received many honors throughout his life including the South Carolina Outstanding Conservation District Commissioner Award and the Order of the Palmetto, the highest award given by the Governor of South Carolina; and
Whereas, he is survived by his wife of Pinewood, five children including our friend and colleague, former State Representative Eugene Belton "Mac" McLeod, Jr., four stepchildren, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, twenty-three grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and stepchildren, and eleven step-grandchildren; and
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly are deeply saddened upon the death of this truly fine man and extend their deepest sympathy to his wife, Nancy Evans McLeod, and to his family and many friends in this time of sorrow. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, express their profound sorrow upon the death of Eugene B. McLeod, Sr., of Pinewood on Wednesday, March 31, 2004, and convey their deepest sympathy to his family and many friends.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to his widow, Mrs. Nancy Evans McLeod of Pinewood.
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