Mr. Robert George McElroy, Sr., 78, Gadsden, died Sunday, April 28, 2013.
Family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00a.m. in the church Parlor on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. The service will be 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Reverend Harvey Beck officiating. Private interment will be in Forrest Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral Home is directing.
Mr. McElroy was born in Attalla, Alabama on May 31, 1934, to Charles Bernard and Pauline Sara Loner McElroy. He owned Heath-McElroy Insurance Agency and Lay Realty in Gadsden. He enjoyed his membership in Rotary Club and later being a Master Gardener.
Mr. McElroy is survived by his wife, Bette Sue Bobo McElroy, Gadsden; daughter, Mary Ann Watkins; son, Robert George McElroy, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Louise Wood of Birmingham; grandchildren: Lance Patrick Watkins, Jr., Madison Sara Watkins, Simeon Wood McElroy, Lindsey Katherine McElroy, and Robert Reed McElroy.
Honorary pallbearers will be Nestor Kampakis, Ronald G. Cannon, Joseph Dixon Worley, Jesse Lee Wadsworth, Joe Davis, and James Bernard McElroy, Jr.