• Ridout's Valley Chapel
    Homewood, AL
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James Russell McElroy, Jr. 1937 - 2013

James Russell McElroy, Jr.

This Guest Book has been kept online until 12/30/2014 by Ridout's Valley Chapel.
Monday, December 02, 2013
Judge and I served together in Viet Nam and at Headquarters Marine Corps. He was a fine person and a superb Marine. Always a gentleman, Judge set the example for others to follow. I will miss his humor and sage advice. May God bless and comfort his family.
William R. Warren Colonel, USMC (Ret) Lady's Island, SC
Sunday, December 01, 2013
From Col Hank Reed to the family "Rest In Peace" ..As a black marine corps officer
..the judge would never let me go astray..from Basic School/ Vietnam/and Texas A & M. we always and will continue to share a cigar butt...Brownly,, ya'll take care
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Dear McElroy Family - I am so very sad to hear of your loss. Our prayers and sympathy go out to your entire family.

Judge was such a great guy. I have wonderful memories of him.
From the time he patiently sat with me, staring at a beach towel crammed under a door, waiting for my bug guy to arrive and remove an uninvited snake from our downstairs bedroom. To his delight in discovering a chubby, jumpsuit clad "Elvis", warming-up with karate chops and kick jumps in the darkness of our yard, Pre-Christmas Party appearance late 90's. Judge absolutely loved it! And we absolutely loved Judge.

We are grateful for his long and honorable service to our country, for the family he and Brownie created, for his example of upbeat determination and for his wonderful friendship. He will be missed. He will be remembered. With love and sympathy, Pam Bankston
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Semper Fi ...rest in peace Judge.
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Colonel McElroy was a superb Marine Officer, who above all was always mindful of his troops and looked out for their best interests, Genuine and fair in his approach to life, he was a realist in his actions. With every respect and best wish, may the Good Lord look after him and his family.

C.S. Del Grosso (San Clemente, CA)
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