Garner Edison McElroy Jr., 61, of Shawnee, passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018.

Garner Edison McElroy Jr., 61, of Shawnee, passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018.

He was born Nov. 9, 1956, in Canyonville, Oregon, Garner and Ruth (Byford) McElroy.

Buddy was a loving brother, father, uncle and papaw. He was a faithful Christian and special friend to many. Buddy was also an amazing car whisperer.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Patsy Mitchell and Judy Kessinger.

Buddy was survived his children, Garner “Buddy” McElroy III of Meeker, and Jeannie Statton and husband Dustin of Meeker; grandchildren, Randall McElroy and wife Brianna Smith, Devin McElroy, Jacob McElroy and MacKenzie “Mac” Statton; great-grandchildren, Tucker McElroy and Sophia Michelle; one great-grandchild on the way, Tate James; siblings, Kay McElroy and husband Robert of Oklahoma City, Randall McElroy of Shawnee, Shirley McGuire of Roanoke, Virginia; partner, Angela Barnes of Shawnee; mother of Garner and Jeannie, Teresa Parman-McElroy and husband Roger, and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Memorial service will be 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23, at Downtown Pentecostal Holiness Church.