Stephen P. McElveen, 70, of Inverness, Fla., passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at his residence in Inverness. He was born April 4, 1943, in Miami, to the late Osteen and Ruby (Smith) McElveen. Stephen was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Vietnam, and a homicide detective for Miami-Dade Sheriffs Department. He arrived in this area in 2005, coming from Sunrise. Stephen was a past Post Commander for the VFW Post #4337, Inverness, and enjoyed watching sports, especially the Miami Dolphins.
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He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Gloria McElveen; children, Steve (Beverly) McElveen of Atlanta, Ga., Sean (and companion Cheryl) McElveen of St. Petersburg, Shannon (Beth) McElveen of Deltona, Lara (and fiancè Brian) of Largo; brother, Les McElveen of Pensacola; sisters, Carolyn (Fred) Wessels of Tennessee, and Marylynn (Henry) Clay of Tavaras; grandchildren, Alexis, Ashley, Hailey, Samantha, and Riley; and great-grandson, James.
Stephen's urn will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
Chas E. Davis Funeral Home
3075 S. Florida Ave.
Inverness, FL 34450
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Jan. 1, 2014