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Arch Max McLeod

January 25, 1925 - February 16, 2013

Obituary


Arch Max -"Demp"- McLeod, of Matthews, NC, passed away on February 16, 2013, under the care of Hospice of Union County. Demp was born on January 25, 1925, in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, the first son of Arch Emsley McLeod and Katherine Mae Biggers McLeod.
In addition to his parents, Demp was preceded in death by his wife Doris Smyre McLeod and his younger brother Nalle Tennant McLeod.
After graduating from Matthews High School, Demp enlisted into the U. S. Army, serving his country during World War II. He entered active...

Arch Max -"Demp"- McLeod, of Matthews, NC, passed away on February 16, 2013, under the care of Hospice of Union County. Demp was born on January 25, 1925, in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, the first son of Arch Emsley McLeod and Katherine Mae Biggers McLeod.
In addition to his parents, Demp was preceded in death by his wife Doris Smyre McLeod and his younger brother Nalle Tennant McLeod.
After graduating from Matthews High School, Demp enlisted into the U. S. Army, serving his country during World War II. He entered active duty in Company C, 1st Ranger Battalion in Italy. Subsequently, he was captured and spent the remainder of the war as a POW in Germany and in Poland. After being freed, Demp was awarded an EAMET Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars.
When he was discharged in November of 1945, Demp returned home where he began a 30-year career at the U. S. Postal Service in Charlotte and later in Matthews. He also worked in automotive repair in Charlotte and later with his father in Matthews. After his father's death, Demp continued working as owner of McLeod Body Shop where he served many people until his second retirement.
Demp has been a member of Morning Star Lutheran Church for many years and during the past 44 years, he and his wife Ruby have shared fellowship with church friends there. He was a member of the Matthews VFW, the local Masons, and the Mecklenburg Shrine Club. He especially enjoyed the times he spent with the Oasis Dune Cats. Demp, always a man of generous spirit, valued honest hard work and always smiled when he heard about his family hard at work. Each year, he looked forward to planting and taking care of his garden.
He is survived by his wife Ruby Hargett McGraw McLeod of Matthews, NC.; his only child D. Max McLeod (Anita) of Matthews, NC; his grandchildren, Elizabeth McLeod of Cullowhee, NC, and Will McLeod of New York City; Rhonda McGraw Buyck of Florence, SC; great-grandchildren, Alan Buyck and Quinton Buyck of Florence, SC.; his first cousins Judy Tennant Drake and Betty McGinnis McLeod, both of Matthews, NC; and nephews and nieces in the Charlotte area.
Funeral for Mr. McLeod will be held at Morning Star Lutheran Church in Matthews, NC, with Pastors John Mouritsen and Tim Glenham officiating, on February 19, 2013. The family will receive friends that morning from 10:00 to 11:00 at the church before the service at 11.00. Burial at Sunset Memory Gardens will follow the service.
The family of Mr. McLeod would like to express sincere appreciation to the caregivers and to the staff at Hospice of Union. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in Mr. McLeod's honor to be given to Morning Star Lutheran Church, Matthews, NC, or to Hospice of Union County, McWhorter House.
Condolences may be offered at www.mcewenminthillchapel.com.