Jackie Wayne McElroy, 71, passed away August 15, 2014. He was born on December 14, 1942 in Fort Riley, Kansas to Arlington Wayne McElroy and Hattie Ailene (Rhodes) McElroy.
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Jack is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sheila Dixon McElroy, brother Jimmy Rhodes McElroy, niece Ashley McElroy Parsons, sisters-in-laws Elizabeth McElroy Preston and Sharon Dixon and nephew Aaron Davidson.
He was preceded in death by his brother Kent Arlington McElroy.
He graduated from West Texas State University and was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi. He also pursued degree in Geology from the University of Texas at El Paso, 1970 - 1973.
Jack served the Army as SP5 Medical Corp, 1966 - 1968 including service during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal and the Purple Heart.
He retired in 2006, as Vice President of Finance, after 32 years of service at Marathon, Inc. in Longview, Texas. He served the Longview community on the Board of Directors of Longview Community Ministries, the Longview Symphony and United Way for 6 years.
After retirement he created and co-managed Longview's first original acoustic music venue, Alpine Road Concert series. The music series is currently an on-going Longview venture.
Retiring to Colorado he served on the Board of Directors of High Plains Church Unitarian Universalist as their financial officer. He also served as a driver for Meals on Wheels.
He enjoyed golfing, hiking, snowshoeing and travel.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 am, Saturday, September 6, 2014, at High Plains Church Unitarian Universalist, 1825 Dominion Way, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to High Plains Church UU.
Published in The Gazette on Aug. 31, 2014