Robert F. "Bob" McLeod
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The family of Robert F. "Bob" McLeod, 74, of Jacksonville, will receive friends from 5-7 pm on Friday, February 12, 2021 at the First Baptist Church of Williams. A Celebration of Bob's life will be scheduled for a later date. Bob graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1965. He played football at Mississippi State and Jacksonville State University where he met a beautiful ballerina who eventually became his beloved wife for 51 years. Some people talk about Jesus. Bob McLeod showed you Jesus. Uniquely gifted by God to be a dreamer as well as a doer, Bob was known for his ability to envision grand plans for Kingdom work while displaying a practical application for seeing them through to fruition. In 1984, Bob founded BrokenStone Ministries as a vehicle for sharing the gospel with hurting people. From those efforts evolved Our Father's Arms, a place of healing and hope and the residential component of BrokenStone Ministries. Bob's vision was a ministry functioning as an organism not an organization; relationships not regulation; individuals not institutions; encouragement and inspiration not domination and intimidation. Mirroring the grace of Jesus Christ, Bob's vision was about life and not law. As soon as you met Bob you saw the love of Jesus. He had a way of instantly making you feel like an old friend. His passion to serve and love people was infectious, and he infected many. He would listen intently to your deepest concerns and encourage you with a song lyric he had written. Ministry was his purpose. People were his passion. Bob never met a stranger and lived his life saying, "It's all about friendship. Friendship rules. Friendship reigns. What a friend we have in Jesus!" Bob was also the founder and executive producer of Dugger Mountain Music Hall. Through Bob's vision, the Dugger Mountain Music Hall supports local community efforts to grow unity, help in education, and a 1/3 of the proceeds go towards getting a lifeline to those in need through local free healthcare, and a personal rehabilitation facility. Bob is preceded death by his father, Robert Floyd McLeod, Sr; his mother, Jean McLeod Parris; and a sister, Betty McLeod Rochester. He is survived by his loving wife, Patti Brown McLeod; children, Scotty McLeod (Christy), Marty McLeod (Theresa), and Bonnie McLeod Johnson (Jason); grandchildren, Bethany and Noah Johnson, Nic Smith, and Skyler McLeod; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and step grandchildren. Bob also had a special relationship with his niece and ministry partner, Elizabeth LeRoux. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Our Father's Arms, PO Box 1158 Jacksonville, AL 36265 (www.ourfathersarms.org). In accordance with the state-mandated health order, guests attending the visitation are kindly asked to wear masks and maintain social distancing. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.klbrownfuneralhome.com. K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center 322 Nisbet Street NW Jacksonville, AL 36265 (256) 435-7042

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Published in The Anniston Star on Feb. 10, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
FEB
12
Visitation
05:00 - 07:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Williams
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March 1, 2021
Oh Patti, my heart is aching for you and your family. I take comfort knowing where Bob is but because we remain the loss is great. He was such an inspiration to me. Jesus ministered to me through Bob. Peace to your wounded heart as you walk this road, with Jesus by your side.
Dan Shust
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Dan Shust
Friend
February 14, 2021
Offering my sincere condolences. May you find peace from knowing that God is close to the brokenhearted.
February 11, 2021
Bob, you touched the hearts of my family in such a short somber time in our lives. We will forever be grateful to you. Our deepest condolences to your family. May you fly high
Kimberly, Joe, Blake, Haylie, Jaxon
Friend
February 11, 2021
Bob, I personally didn't know you. But your wife was my teacher in elementary school.You have saved a lot of lost life's. My mama and my brother thought highly of you. Judy Nannie and Chuck Nannie. You have saved a lot of broken life's. Your life lives on through the people you have saved. God bless your family. And may God stand by their side as they lay you to rest. Jesus has plans for you up in heaven . Your work on earth is done. Please take care of my family members as you walk the street s of gold! Thank you for all you have done, Lisa Bryan
Lisa Bryan
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February 9, 2021
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February 9, 2021
Bob is the spark of my existence. He introduced my parents, a union that held strong until my father’s passing and bore three children, the youngest of which being me. That story was ingrained in family lore for as long as I can remember. When Bob spoke at my father’s funeral, leaving no doubt as to the place my father held in Bob’s heart, His ministry struck me deep as it had for so many throughout bob’s life. Bob was humble and had a heart of service. I remember him coming to his wife’s class when I had her as a teacher in elementary school and singing us songs. I remember the men I met who had been under the care of Our Farther’s Arms and had been another beneficiary of Bob’s ministry. They were soulful men with painful histories, and they were brilliant examples of Bob’s never ending quest to bring the love of Christ to as many people as he could. Bob has been there throughout my life in so many ways, and his example was always one of true devotion and humility to Christ’s sacrifice and God’s creation. I could write about my memories of Bob and his nonchalant smile for longer than I could imagine. I will stop here though, completely humbled, with a true desire to be half as useful and devoted to God’s creation as Bob McLeod
Jeffrey Fuller
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