Services

Graveside Service

Thu. Jan. 19, 2023
10:00 am

Memorial Oaks Cemetery

13001 Katy Freeway
Houston , TX 77079.
Thu. Jan. 19, 2023
10:00 am
Memorial Oaks Cemetery
13001 Katy Freeway
Houston , TX 77079.
In Memory of
George Lee McLeod
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George Lee McLeod was born on January 3, 1931. He grew up in the Dallas area, but he moved to Houston in the 1940’s and graduated from Sam Houston High School. Afterwards he attended Texas Christian University where he met the love of his life, Suzanne Conway. While he was there he led the TCU Horned Frogs to two Southwest Conference Basketball Championships, and he was the leading scorer in the Southwest Conference in 1952. A sports writer from the Star-Telegram, Jack Murphy, wrote, “Dr. Naismith probably had McLeod in mind the first time he dropped a round ball through a bottomless peach basket. McLeod is tuned for basketball. This is no schoolboy infatuation; it’s love, true blue…Out there on the gleaming maples he’s more profound than Einstein and reacts quicker than a wolf on Seventh Street.  And he stretches so high on those spindly legs that support his six feet, six inches that they’re thinking of installing oxygen tents around the backboards.” He was the first player in TCU program history to reach 1,000 points. He was recognized for his talent when he was inducted into the TCU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1994.

George spent his early career working as a geologist for Sun Oil, but his ultimate dream was to start his own company. He successfully fulfilled that dream when George L. McLeod Inc. was incorporated in 1979.

George was a devoted husband and father. He was dedicated to spending time with his sons and to caring for the needs of his family. He enjoyed taking his family water skiing, coaching his sons’ baseball and basketball teams, and staying involved with his sons’ Boy Scout troops. He was also a committed Christian who cared about serving his church and serving others. But, most importantly, he cared about the spiritual well-being of his family.

He is survived by his loving wife Suzanne; his son George Jr. and his wife Janet, son Mark and his wife Janet, son Michael and his wife Kathy, and son Scott; his sister Joy Cowen, and sister-in-law Jean McLeod; his grandchildren Regina Mattingly, John Falco, Josiah McLeod, Jessica Spruiell, Andrew McLeod, Rebekah McLeod, Melissa High, Rachel Mason, Michelle Mundy, Sarah Jamison, Katherine Islas, Grace Schnefke, David McLeod, Anna Swain, Brian McLeod, and Ellie McLeod; twenty-four great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

George passed away on Sunday, January 15, at the age of 92.  In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice.

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Message from
Sondra Heugatter
Wed, 01/18/2023

I worked for Frank Parish as a legal secretary and had the priviledge of knowing Mr. McLeod and all of his family. He certainly was a really nice person and he and his wife raised some wonderful boys. Hopefully, he playing basketball and checking out his next prospect.
Sorry for your loss and thanks for letting me know.
Sondra Heugatter