Mr. Jimmie McElroy Sr.

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Mr. Jimmie McElroy Sr., age 91. Sunrise, June 5, 1932 and Sunset, December 5, 2023.

Jimmie McElroy was born in the state of Georgia where his life began as a Carpenter. Jimmie was an amazing man with
his hands. He ran a multitude of projects when he worked for Sam Martin. Jimmie took pride in everything he did.

After he perfected his craft in Georgia, he continued his work in the state of Ohio. Jimmie was so proud of his accomplishments; he started his own realty company along with a glass shop. He was a man with integrity, character, and honor. So many people loved his wisdom and his willingness to help others. Jimmie’s most prideful moments were his children and grandchildren. His face would light up so bright when he would share family stories with others. The family enjoyed 91 years with an awesome man.

Jimmie McElroy had 13 children. Preceding him in death, was his wife, Gwen McElroy; father, H.; mother, Nancy McElroy; brothers, Walter, Joe, Bob, Charles, Lovet, and Howard McElroy; sisters, Annkate, and Ida McElroy; sons, William and
Lamont Suber.

Jimmie is survived by his sons, Jimmie (Gladis) McElroy, Lovett (Rose Mary) McElroy, Tony McElroy, Billy Wayne (Elaine), Jobbie (Melita) McElroy, Ricky (Teresa) McElroy, Donnie McElroy, and Lonnie Suber; daughters, Phyllis McElroy, Gwen Suber, and Toy Rhodes. Jimmie has a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren from GA, OH, FL, and CO. Also, survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

We would like to mention a special thanks to his wonderful friends, Slim Johnson and Eric Pierce. He really enjoyed every moment of his life with your presence. A very special thanks to Raegan Dowdell who was his Home Health Aide but more like a daughter. You were able to get him motivate in ways that enhance his life. We love you all from the McElroys and Subers!

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Thursday, December 14, 2023 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd). Interment at Franklin Hills Memory Gardens. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the McElroy Family, visit

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Condolence Messages

  1. Going to miss you uncle Jim,You and Dad is back together again! My condolences to all of his kids! Love you!your niece Viola McElroy!

  2. To the McElroy Family, our sincere condolences and prayers in the loss of your father and grandfather. May God comfort your hearts and may His peace and love surround you in the days to come.- The Smith and Guy Family, Macon, GA

  3. to one of the best neighbor going on close to 50 year/ to miss our talks and just seeing you move around the yard at time

  4. Adele L Johnson-Moore

    I am going to miss you so much , you were like a Father to me. I moved next door toy you 21 years ago and you have been so supported to me and my family. I did not know anything about owning a home. He taught me and my family everything that we needed to know. He treated me like daughter and for that I am grateful for God allowing him to in my life. Go rest in peace!!

    Love you

  5. To the Family of Mr. Jimmie McElroy, Sr.

    I have known and had the pleasure of working with Rick McElroy for almost 10 years. I would like to send my sincere condolences Rick and the entire family. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers during this most difficult time. Trust in Jesus and stay strong and united as a family.

    Francine Grace

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