August 9, 1952 ~ June 14, 2021

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Gary Steven “Steve” McElreath, 68, of Asheville, passed away Monday, June 14, 2021, at the Charles George VA Medical Center.

A native of Buncombe Co., Steve was a son of the late Wilburn Ellis McElreath and Edna Mae Arrington McElreath. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Pat Southerland.

Steve was an aviation specialist in the U.S. Navy, and later served in the Army Reserves. He later retired as an A/C specialist.

Surviving is his daughter, Amanda McElreath and son-in-law Cheston; son, Derrick McElreath and daughter-in-law Jessica; a plethora of grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Jimmy and Johnny McElreath.

Graveside services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16th at the Western Carolina Veteran’s Cemetery in Black Mountain.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the VA Hospice, 1100 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, NC 28805.

Services

Visitation: June 15, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Graveside Service: June 16, 2021 12:00 pm

Western Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery
962 Old US Hwy 70
Black Mountain, NC 28711

(828)669-0684

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  1. Rest in peace brother. You will be missed but never forgotten my old friend. My fondest memories are of you and your family and our childhood days spent together.

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  2. So sorry to learn Steve has passed! I remember him at Woodland Terrace and True Vine Churches. Steve was a good man. Thoughts and Prayers for all the family.
    Joan Smith

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