Bruce McElroy

January 20, 1937 - March 4, 2023

01/20/1937 - 03/04/2023


Bruce H. McElroy, 87, of Wheeling, WV passed away at his home on March 4, 2023.

Bruce was born January 20,1936 to the late Howard and Lorayne McElroy.

Bruce accomplished many things in his 87 years on Earth. He is a Navy Veteran, did armature radio, was a teacher at West Virginia Northern Community College, was a pilot, a truck driver and an architect to name a few. Bruce loved playing guitar, golfing, and flying remote controlled airplanes

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two children, William F. McElroy and Lawrence W. McElroy; and one brother, Gary McElroy.

Bruce is survived by Diana L. Risbin; six children, Jimmy, Jeff, Shanna, Bruce Jeffery, and Darla; a sister, Judy Israel; and numerous grandchildren.

Services for Bruce are at the convenience of the family.

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Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
11 months ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Bruce H. McElroy, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, Bruce H. McElroy, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †