Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Funeral services will take place Friday for Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Ike McLeese.
McLeese passed away Tuesday. Previous Coverage: Ike McLeese Passes Away
The funeral will be held at noon at First Baptist Church of Columbia on Hampton Street. A private burial will take place later. Visitation is set for Thursday from 3-5 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home on Devine Street.
During his 19-year tenure with the chamber, he was credited with leading the agency out of debt and helping the Midlands avoid military base cuts in 2005.
McLeese had a heart attack in September, and weeks later that he would step down as the leader of the chamber at the end of the year.