Elver Webster McLeod, Jr., 89, died Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at the John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center. Web was born December 20, 1923 in Huntsville, Alabama. He was the son of Elver Webster McLeod and Lorena Hodgson McLeod. He was a graduate of McCallie School, Washington and Lee University, and Columbia University.
During World War II,he served as an Officer in the U. S. Navy in New Guinea and the Philippines. Web’s career in business began in New York where he was a radio news writer at United Press, followed by work at several advertising agencies. He then joined Time Magazine, the flagship of Time Inc. For more than thirty years, Web worked in advertising and promotion for the magazine’s international editions with postings in New York, London and Buenos Aires.
In 1987 Web and his family moved from the Hudson River valley to the mountains of North Carolina. In Asheville Web served terms as interim Vice Chancellor for Development at UNC-A, Chairman of the Board of Visitors at Warren Wilson College, and as treasurer for The Cathedral of All Souls. A member of The Society of the Cincinnati, and a former member of Civitan, Web volunteered with Meals on Wheels and was a tutor at Asheville High School. Web’s sporting interests ranged from the golf course to the tennis courts to the waters he sailed. He was an ardent movie buff and a devotee of all things Shakespeare.
Web is survived by his wife of forty-four years, Gail Zabriskie McLeod, and son, Andrew Webster McLeod, of Los Angeles.
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