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