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JASPER NEWTON McLEOD, JR.

Jasper Newton McLeod, Jr., 94, of Savannah, Georgia and husband of Myrtice Lavonne Hammock McLeod, died Tuesday evening, September 15, 2020, at his home with his family by his side.

Born in Springfield, Georgia, he was a son of the late Jasper Newton McLeod, Sr. and the late Lavenia Rahn McLeod. Jasper was a United States Air Force veteran having served in the Korean War. He was a charter member of the Association of Flying Air National Guards, American Legion Post 184 and WOW. Jasper worked for the Savannah and Atlanta Railroad for twenty years and was a member of the United Transportation Union. He served as Secretary of Local 1031 Conventions and General Chairman of the Savannah and Atlanta Railroad. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Rincon and the Central Church of Christ in Savannah.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Myrtice Ford (Eustace) and Dora Arnsdorff (Edwin).

Surviving are his wife, Myrtice Lavonne Hammock McLeod; four sons, Jerry Newton McLeod, Kenneth Ray McLeod and his wife, Judy, Gary Wayne McLeod, and Barry S. McLeod; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11 until 12 noon Saturday, September 19, 2020, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service will be held at 12 noon Saturday, September 19, 2020, in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Remembrances may be made to Raintree Village – 3757 Johnston Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31601-2105.

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Online Condolences

  1. Linda Woodruff says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this. I just saw on Facebook where he was celebrating his birthday. He was such a sweet man. My heart and prayers go out to the family.

  2. Bill & Martha Walsh says:

    The way you could make children (and their parents) laugh and smile when you played santa, at other times when you danced or even always reaching out to others at church and the community.. Heavens gonna be a better place, a lively one,too. R.I.P. dear sweet man. We will miss you. Love, Martha Griffin Walsh (Love and prayers to Lavonne and the rest of the family).

  3. Laura and Nathan Beck says:

    Jerry, wishing you and family our condolences in the death of your dad.

  4. Joy Trahan says:

    Remembering you and your family in my prayers. God Bless.

  5. james l wilson says:

    Uncle Newton McLeod was my favorite Second Cousin,, My Mom (Christine Rahn Wilson) called him her Favorite First Cousin. My three daughters called him their Favorite Santa Clause…. Newton was always thinking of others and doing his best to serve God. His Sister Dora would take us to the Church of Christ on Sunday nights in her Rinault Dolphin,,,,a cute little car,,, what a Hoot! We will miss Uncle Newton.

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