Earl’s life began on February 8, 1952 in Los Angeles, CA. He is the son of William E. and Lela Mae (Johnson) McElroy. Earl is a 1970 graduate of Flinthills High School in Rosalia. He was united in marriage to Marilyn J. Jackson on June 17, 1972 in El Dorado. Earl was the owner/operator of the Sears Stores in El Dorado, Emporia and Garden City for several years and he was a realtor with Jackson Auctions and Real Estate in El Dorado. Earl served his community through the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce, the El Dorado Kiwanis Club, the USD 490 School Board and he was a founding member of the Million Dollar Realtors Producers Club. Earl loved to travel (especially to Walt Disney World) and he was a fantastic “do-it-yourselfer”. He enjoyed helping his children, spending time with family and friends. His loving family includes his children Chris (Amanda) McElroy of Valley Center and Dette (Lucas) Longman of Westminster, CO; grandchildren Kennedy McElroy, Eleanor McElroy, William Longman and Hope Longman; siblings Bob McElroy of Chanute, Kay McElroy of Minnesota, Barbara (Ron) Boyer of St. Roberts, MO, and Tom McElroy of El Dorado and several nieces and nephews. Earl passed away on Monday August 20, 2018 in Wichita. His parents and his wife Marilyn precede him in death. Earl’s family will gather with friends on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home. His funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Northside Church of Christ (4545 N. Meridian, Wichita) led by Pastor Steve Tandy. Earl will be laid to rest in Walnut Valley Memorial Park. Memorial contriubtions in his name may be directed to the Know Your Bible Program c/o Northside Church of Christ or American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge in Kansas City, MO. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Earl at www.kirbymorrisfuneralhome.com
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