John “J.B.” McElroy, Sr.

July 22, 1936 – April 3, 2020

John Burton “J. B.” McElroy, Sr., 83, celebrated his victory in Christ at his home on April 3, 2020 following a brief illness.

J.B. is survived by Earline Brunet McElroy, his loving wife of 66 years, both lifelong residents of Bayou Dularge, Houma, where they raised six sons: Burt, wife Lizbeth; Wayne, wife Myrthe; Baird, wife Hazel; and Jude, wife Katina, all of Houma and Keith, wife Susan of Houston. He is also survived by brothers, David of Houma and Hugh of Colorado. He was a proud “Paw-B” to thirteen grandchildren: Jill McElroy Friedman, Andria McElroy Stewart, Summer McElroy Ferreira, Dustin McElroy, Benjamin McElroy, Julie McElroy Hall, John McElroy, Jeffrey McElroy, Trey Price, Derek McElroy, Jade Trahan, Jessica McElroy, and Dexter McElroy; and twenty-five great-grandchildren.

J.B. is preceded in death by their young son, Errol, and by his parents, Leona and Thaddeus McElroy, Sr., and brothers, Thaddeus, Jr. and George, Sr.

J.B. worshipped and served as a faithful parishioner of St. Eloi Catholic Church on Bayou Dularge. He was also steadfast in his service to his community where he served two terms on the Terrebonne Parish School Board in the 1970s. He also served his country in the National Guard for two years. After an illustrious career as an insurance underwriter for Commonwealth Life Insurance for twenty-three years, he retired in 1993 to enjoy spending dedicated time with his family, whom he dearly loved.

The family would like to express their sincere thank you to the medical team and to Journey Hospice.

Due to the recent health concerns and the restrictions with regard to gatherings, the funeral services for Mr. McElroy will be held privately by the immediate family. A memorial service celebrating his life will be scheduled at a later date.

Chauvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of John “J. B.” McElroy.