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October 12, 2017


JOHN WILLIAM MCELROY, 75, Powell, passed away Monday, September 4 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was born May 5, 1942 to the late James and Helen Bayless McElroy. He was a charter member and deacon of The Church at Sterchi Hills. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard. He retired from Penske Truck Leasing after 28 years of service as district controller. He was loved by everyone. He is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn Davis McElroy; children, Laura Sayers and husband, Roger and Keith McElroy and wife, Joy; grandchildren, Bryce Edwards, Bailey Edwards, Angela (Michael) Jones and Amanda Sayers; great-grandson, Wyatt Jones; brothers, Jim (Mary) McElroy and Ken (Eleanor) McElroy of North Carolina; sisters, Irene Hayes and Jessie Lucas; several nieces and nephews; and many wonderful friends. A Celebration of Life service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, September 7 at The Church at Sterchi Hills, with Rev. Mike Thompson and Rev. Joel Dew officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:45 a.m. Friday at Glenwood Baptist Cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment. Honorary pallbearers: Faithful Men’s Class and Deacons. Memorials may be made to The Church at Sterchi Hills First Fruits Building Fund, 904 Dry Gap Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Arrangements by Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, (865) 523-4999,


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