McLeod, Donald Wilson II

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With sadness, the McLeod family of Blacksburg, Virginia, announces the passing of Donald Wilson McLeod II on Saturday, April 29, 2023. He was 84.

Funeral services will be held at McCoy Funeral Home in Blacksburg. The family will receive visitors Tuesday, May 2, 2023, beginning at 5 pm followed by a service at 7 pm with Tullio O’Reilly and Pastor Jamie Hutton officiating. A graveside service and interment will be held 2 pm Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Christiansburg.

Always known as “Mac,” he was born on September 7, 1938, in Saginaw, Michigan to Donald Wilson Sr. and Barbara “Ann” McLeod. A graduate of St. Francis Seminary in Mt. Healthy, Ohio, he became a robed Franciscan Deacon in the Catholic Church. After two years at Duns Scotus College, he entered the United States Navy, went to EMT School in 1959, and graduated from Pharmacy School in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Mac earned his associate degree from Cleary Business College and received the Silkworth Award as Outstanding Student in Accounting in 1977. In 1978 he also earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management summa cum laude.
A long-time resident of Hamburg, Michigan, Mac graduated from Field Medical School in Oceanside, California, Preventive Medical School in Hawaii, Management School in New Orleans, Louisiana, Emergency Medical School in Phoenix, Management School in Groton, Connecticut, and Medical Entomology in Jacksonville, Florida.

Additionally, Mac was Medical Administrator at University of Michigan in 1970, a Specialist and Group Leader at the former W.J. Maxey Boys Training School in Whitmore Lake, Michigan, and a United States Navy Medical Chief in 1970, Senior “Super” Chief in 1980. He was promoted to Master Chief in 1986.

A recent attendee of several local churches, including The Dwelling Place and Victory Restoration Church, he was active in several area Bible studies.

Mac was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 33 years Vera (nee Perfater of Merrimac); his brother, Robert “Bobby” McLeod; his father-in-law and mother-in-law Robert and Edith (nee Linkous of Floyd, VA) Perfater.

Mac is survived by his son Donald “Donnie” McLeod III of Blacksburg; and daughters Annette McLeod of Whitmore Lake, Michigan, and Carolyn Kaye and her husband Ben Hanneman of Radford.

He is also survived by grandchildren Peter McLeod of Blacksburg, Virginia, Joy (nee Hanneman) and her husband Cole Blackburn of Fairlawn; and Caleb Hanneman of Reston, Virginia, his brother Bruce McLeod and his wife Penny, and their daughter Michaela of Green Bay Wisconsin.