James Morrison Leland Jr, of North Litchfield, SC, passed away on March 12,
2014. Born and raised in Charleston, SC, Mr. Leland was the middle son of
James Morrison Leland, Sr. and Helen Patton Leland. After graduating from
Charleston High School, he entered the Army and was assigned to the
occupation Army in Germany. After the war he was enrolled at the University
of Tennessee. After one year, Jim returned to Charleston and attended the
Citadel, graduating in 1952. He went to work for Southern Bell and serving
in management positions in several cities in South Carolina including
Newberry, Hartsville, Aiken, Orangeburg, Columbia, and Charleston. He
retired as an executive of Bell South after 37 years. He moved to Pawleys
Island, SC in 1999, where he enjoyed his love of golf A proud and devoted
graduate of the Citadel, he was a past president of The Citadel Alumni
Association, eventually serving as a member of the Board of Visitors. He was
involved in his community, serving in various roles in his church and
community organizations such as Rotary International and The Salvation Army.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marian Bell Leland; a son James
Morrison Leland III of Southlake, TX and his wife Sheila, and two grandsons,
James Morrison Leland IV and Owen Edward Leland; a daughter, Pamela Jane
Leland of Kennett Square, PA and her partner, Renna Van Oot. He was
predeceased by two brothers, Edward Patton Leland and Owen Patton Leland.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday afternoon, March 15, 2014 at 3
p.m. at the Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church. Officiating will be the Rev.
Frank S. Holsclaw. Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com
In Lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to: The Citadel Foundation,
171 Moultrie St., Charleston, SC 29409, or to charity of your choice .
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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