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.
Graveside Service: June 16, 2021 12:00 pm
Western Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery
962 Old US Hwy 70
Black Mountain, NC 28711