April 2, 2020
Arthur McLeod was born on April 16, 1976 in Muskegon, Michigan and passed away unexpectedly on April 2, 2020 in Gary, Indiana at the age of 43. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving sisters: Tonya McLeod, Bessie “Vicki” McLeod, and Sophia McLeod; many beloved nieces and nephews: Courtney (Greg Hill) McLeod, Brandon McLeod, Whitney McLeod, Aaron Henderson, David (Sierra) Henderson, Edgar McLeod Del Real, Zoe McLeod, Jordan Spears, Cassius Hill, Zylen McLeod, David Henderson Jr. and Aurora Henderson; and special friend Alisha Wright and her dear children: Justice and Lydia Wright.
He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Edgar Sr. and Bessie McLeod; maternal grandparents: Frank Sr. and Hilda Petzel; parents: Edgar H. Jr. and Lorraine K. McLeod; and brother: Edgar P. McLeod III.
Arthur was reared in the Christian faith. As a youth his spiritual foundation was established at Phillip Chapel AME Church in Muskegon Heights, MI. As he matured, he increasingly demonstrated his belief and love of Christ, living by example - encouraging and uplifting those who crossed his path and lending a helping hand to those in need.
Art was a big personality with a quick wit and a critical mind always ready to debate on any topic. He loved music, basketball and swimming, and enjoyed fishing. He was a graduate of Muskegon Heights High School, class of 1994 (Tiger for Life!) After high school he went on to study supply chain management and earned his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University (Go Spartans!)
He worked many years and held several positions for the state of Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration including State Eligibility Manager, Deputy Regional Manager and Quality Control Consultant. He also served as a precinct polling judge during political elections.
Art was a die-hard Celtics fan who will always be remembered for his dedication and fierce love for his family, especially his nephews. He will be fondly remembered and tremendously missed by all who knew him.
Private services will be held with a memorial celebration to be planned at a later date.
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