OBITUARY

James Martin McLeod

December 22, 1946January 25, 2019
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James Martin “Marty” McLeod, 72, passed away on January 25, 2019. He was the son of the late Roger H. and Audrey McLeod of Angier, NC. Marty was a Vietnam Veteran who served in the Navy for four years. He was on the USS Seminole AKA/LKA 104. He was retired and previously employed by Aldersgate Retirement Community. Prior to that he was employed by several home builders. Marty was preceded in death by his daughter Heidi May McLeod. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sandra Baugh McLeod; daughter Holly McLeod Owens (Douglas) of Charlotte, NC; granddaughter Lily Madison; son Sean Martin Sanker of Newton, MA; brothers Steve McLeod (Brenda) of Calabash, NC, Mike McLeod (Nita) of Erwin, NC, Douglas McLeod (Joyce) of Belmont, NC; sister Fran Coats (Bill) of Greensboro, NC; brother-in-law Michael Sudderth of Charlotte, NC; many cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place at McEwen Funeral Services, 5716 Monroe Road, Charlotte on Monday, February 4, 2019 beginning at 10:30am. Funeral Service will follow at 12:00pm. Interment will take place at Sharon Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to his granddaughter Lily’s education fund, “Holly Owens for Lily” at any BB&T branch. Please be certain to leave your name with the branch so the family will know whom to thank. Arrangements are under the care of McEwen Funeral Services at Sharon Memorial Park.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 4, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, February 4, 2019
REMEMBERING

James Martin McLeod

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Holly McLeod- Owens

February 3, 2019

Pop this still does not feel real. Even though I watched you take your last breath I just can’t believe you are no longer with us. Today we cried but you celebrated. You are now with Jesus and you are with Heidi again. Just like us, you had not been able to recover from the tragic loss of Heidi but today you hold her in your arms! Please give her kisses and hugs for us. I know you both are going to be watching over Lily and protecting her. Pop, Mom is trying to be strong but I know she is hurting. I promise I will take care of her and I promise we will do everything we can to ensure Lily’s safety and happiness. You have my word! It’s going to be so hard to tell sweet Lily of your passing. Just like us, she will have the hope of seeing you in heaven. Oh what a day that will be! When we all get to heaven 💜
Pop we will be strong just like you! We will hold our heads high and we will not be shaken. Isaiah 41:10
Until we meet again, we will continue to fight for what is right! We love you so very much and we will miss you!!!

Sheila and Frank Williams

February 1, 2019

We knew Martin as the brother of Steve and brother-in-law of Brenda. Though we met and spoke with Martin only a few times; we found him to be a friendly and kind person. Frank and I are so sorry to hear of his passing. Each family member is in our prayers. May our Lord, Jesus, give each loved one peace and comfort during this time of hurt in knowing that Martin is with Christ, our Lord. We pray for God’s love and peace to dwell in the hearts of each loved one that Martin leaves to cherish his memory in Jesus name🙏🏻

Chuck Strong

February 1, 2019

Known to me & others just as Mcleod a person with a funny wit about him. The conversations were many thru the years and no matter the subject McLeod got his laughing till it hurt. I left Derita Auto and didn't see McLeod anymore and that's on me and now only memories will have to do.
Sandy you did have one in a million and even with his faults he was a great man.
Your family and YOU will be in my thoughts.

Sandy McLeod

January 30, 2019

Dear Martin, I love you and will miss you beyond imagination. Not only have you been my husband but you have been my best friend. It was love at first sight. We met at the beach and were married within a few months. Life seems to be a roller coaster ride and I have been blessed to share that ride with you for 43 years. The last 18 months have been rough on our family, beginning with Heidi being killed. It took such a toll on you, but you are not suffering anymore. You absolutely amazed me with your positive attitude when your leg was amputated. I know you are now in Heaven with Heidi and Linda and many other family members and friends. You must have realized this was coming because just within the last few weeks you told me that you felt like God would give you a pass to be one of Lily’s Guardian Angels. Lily is going to miss her Pawpaw. I pray that God will give Holly and Doug the words and timing to let Lily know that her Pawpaw has gone to live with Jesus in Heaven. I will love you forever, Sandy

Art Sagendorf

January 30, 2019

My good friend from Navy days for over 50 years, though we didn't see each other much and could only talk on the phone, he was a great friend and maintained his good attitude through much adversity. Looking forward to seeing him again someday.

Prayers for all the family now and in the days to come as they adjust to life without Marty.

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