Samuel "Calvin"-McElroy-Obituary

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Samuel "Calvin" McElroy

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Feb 1, 1973 – Oct 7, 2021 (Age 48)


February 1, 1973
October 7, 2021
Murfreesboro, Tennessee


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Woodfin Funeral Chapel - Murfreesboro Obituary

Samuel “Calvin” McElroy, Jr. age 48 of Murfreesboro died suddenly on October 7, 2021. He was a native of Evansville, IN and lifelong resident of Murfreesboro and was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Calvin McElroy, Sr. who died May of 2021.

Calvin was a Christian and member of Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge # 18 in Murfreesboro. He was Strategic Account Manager for United Rentals.

Calvin is survived by his wife, Susan Collins McElroy; children, Sam Calvin McElroy III and Daniel Edward McElroy; mother; Mary McElroy; sister, Melissa Allen and husband Jeremy; niece Mary Elizabeth Allen, and host of other family and friends.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made help with a College Fund for the McElroy family to

Visitation will be 2:00PM until 4:00PM Sunday October 17th, 2021. Masonic service at 4:00PM. Funeral service to follow.



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I will always think of Calvin as the Gentle Giant. He towered over me and many others but he always had a smile on his face. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I pray for comfort and peace for you and your family.

Calvin was one of a kind, and a man I will never forget. He loved my husband, my children, and myself. Couldn’t ask for anymore from someone. He was a great friend, great storyteller, great griller, and great “uncle.” Susie, we are all here to love and support you and the boys.

We have known Calvin, Mary and Melissa since grade school. He loved football and Mary was always there for his practice when he was little until he graduated. He will be truly missed by many, but more-so by by his wife Susan and his two young sons Samuel and Daniel, who adored him. He will live on through our memories and in his children.

Susan- I knew Calvin was smitten when you told me he couldn’t stop looking at your legs on your first date. I knew you were smitten when you left me cooking the fried chicken you were fixing when he called you the next day. He was a wonderful husband, father, and person. God bless you and your boys.

Calvin & I go back almost 20 years I’m the equipment rental business. He has been my Mgr, my Dist Sales Mgr, but mostly a friend who was willing to help whenever he could. He was just a Gentle Giant. Once you bonded with Calvin, you knew he would give you the shirt off his back. God knows we had some heated discussions but when the dust was settled, you couldn’t help but love & respect the man. A great storyteller ( except when it was about me). He held the room that he was...

Calvin was my next door neighbor when I lived in murfreesboro he was the most sweet guy he was a good man I am so sorry Mary Melissa and to his wife and his children your dad was a good man and I thought the world of him and his sister Melissa and his parents Mary and Sammie I love you all he is in a good place and he is not hurting he is with his dad and my brother if there is anything you need let us know rest in peace Calvin we love you all

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of my childhood friend.

Calvin was the kind of man that naturally cared for others. On many occasions while talking, he would mention an event or life situation I may have mentioned in passing and ask how things are going. It takes a special kind of character to listen, engage, and care like Calvin did. He was always a pleasure to work with. I will miss you, Calvin.

God bless you such a wonderful soul. We will all miss you!