Earl W. McElroy, 66, passed away on Aug. 20, 2018

Earl W. McElroy, 66, passed away on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in Wichita.
Visitation with family present will be from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, at Kirby-Morris Funeral Home, El Dorado.  Funeral service, led by Pastor Steve Tandy,  will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at the Northside Church of Christ, 4545 N. Meridian in Wichita. Interment will be in Walnut Valley Memorial Park in El Dorado.
Earl was born on Feb. 8, 1952 in Los Angeles, Calif., the son of William E. and Lela Mae (Johnson) McElroy.  Earl was 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.  He served his community through the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce, the El Dorado Kiwanis Club, the USD 490 Board of Education  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, Colo.; 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; several nieces and nephews.  
His parents and his wife Marilyn preceded him in death.  
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