Benjamin Farquhar McLeod

February 1, 1958 ~ November 25, 2018 (age 60)

Benjamin Farquhar McLeod, 60, passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, AL. He was known as “Gentle Ben” for his infectious smile, laugh, and personality. He was a dairyman and his passions included hunting, sports, music, dairy farming, and traveling. He had many talents and accomplishments including; high school basketball at Leakesville High School, playing the trumpet, and his studies at Mississippi State University in Dairy Science. Later in life he moved to Atlanta where he was an excellent salesman in the granite business. A longtime member of the Leakesville Presbyterian Church, he was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed by family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Cecil and Elaine McLeod.

Left to cherish his memories are his brothers and sisters, Mary Ann Bonfiglio (Colonel Victor J.), George C. McLeod III (Linda), Tennie Lester (William C.), Dan McLeod, Stella Breland (Jack), Karen Kitchings (Jeff), and Peter McLeod;  close friends and brothers, Juan Contreras and Robert Pena; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

The Funeral Service will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Freeman Funeral Home with a visitation prior to the service beginning at 11 am. The interment will be in the McLeod Keahey Family Cemetery with Bro. Steve Shuman officiating. Online condolences may be given at Freeman Funeral Home- Leakesville, MS

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