Robert George McElroy Sr., 78, Gadsden, died Sunday, April 28, 2013.
Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. in the church parlor on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. The service will be 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. 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.