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James Willis McElroy
Jay was with the Dallas Fire Department from 1947 - 1973. In 1973 Jay, his wife Joan, and several other couples had a vision for a Methodist church in the Cedar Creek Lake area. Within the next couple of years, their vision became reality. Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church was born and exists today as a vibrant and friendly church, a legacy of the McElroy community spirit. Jay, "Big Daddy," was greatly loved by his family and countless friends. He will be missed.
Jay is Preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Jimmie McElroy, Wife, Joan McElroy, son, G.W. Atkerson, Three sisters and Five Brothers.
He is Survived by a daughter, Aurelia and husband William Drake, daughter-in-law, Dorothea Atkerson, Three grandsons, Eric Atkerson. Joseph Drake and James Drake, granddaughters, Michelle Waldroup, Lynn Willingham, Nine Great-Grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and many other loved ones. Visitation will be held at Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church in Tool, TX Saturday, January 25 at 1:00 PM, followed directly by funeral service at 2:00 PM. Interment will take place on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 9:00AM at DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Wounded Warriors, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. We have so many special memories of Big Daddy and know he will be greatly missed. May our loving God comfort you this day and for the days to come. Chase Wagner and Joel Ballew
Chase Wagner Jan 24 2020 12:00 AM
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