Dan McLeod • July 17, 2021

William Daniel “Dan” McLeod departed this world for his heavenly home on July 17, 2021 at the age of 94.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry Russell McLeod and Louise Rampey McLeod; brother, Jerry Russell McLeod, Jr.; son, William Daniel “Danny” McLeod, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Thaxton McLeod; son, Terry McLeod (Jan); daughter-in-law, Denise; and grandchildren, Michael, Amanda, and Kylie.
Dan was born in Rembert, South Carolina and served in the Navy during World War II on the Charles R. Ware DD865. He graduated from Presbyterian College. Dan’s job brought him to Pensacola where he met the love of his life at Monsanto. He married Evelyn on November 1, 1952. They enjoyed the love of raising their two sons, baseball, and travel by RV throughout the U.S. and Canada. He coached Dixie Youth Baseball with his good friend, Al Rudge, where they won many championships. He enjoyed sharing a good story, growing African violets, and gardening. He was a devoted husband, loving father, and grandfather.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate his life at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Thursday, July 22, 2021. Visitation will be at 10AM with a service starting at 11AM.
The service will be available via live webcast for anyone that cannot attend. You may watch the webcast live and/or for 90 days after day of service by entering this website address into one of the compatible browsers (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox on a Windows computer/phone or Safari on an Apple Mac/iPhone):


The password for viewing this webcast has been set to: 21177

The family wishes to especially thank their dear friends Vance Land, Gloria Coleman, and Charles and Janis Deal; niece, Denise Harper and her husband Terry; the Visiting Angels staff, Janet, Jana, Michele, Donna, Carol and Denise; and Emerald Coast Hospice for all of their love and support.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in Dan’s memory.

  1. Andy and Pat Remke says:

    Denise and Kylie:

    Our hearts are with you!

  2. Denise McLeod says:

    Thanks so much Andy and Pat.

  3. Cecilia Atchison says:

    Dan was such a wonderful man and always a joy to be around. I know he will be greatly missed. We are continuing to lift you all up in prayer. Thank you for sharing this link so we could be with you today in spirit. It was such a beautiful service celebrating and honoring Dan’s life along with the lovely tributes by his wonderful grandchildren. You were all such a blessing in his life. I don’t think there was a time after you guys came along that he and Evelyn weren’t telling us what was happening with you guys. They were so proud of you. I know Evelyn will need you now more than ever. Take care. Love to you all. Cecilia

  4. Denise McLeod says:

    Thank you so much Cecilia. You have always been such a dear friend to Dan and Evelyn. These last three weeks have been especially difficult, but God was merciful and grace filled in taking Dan home. I know you will keep Evelyn in your prayers as she begins life without her beloved Dan.

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