Jackie David McElrath

jackie mcelrath

January 20, 1938 ~ April 14, 2023

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Black Mountain, NC

Jackie David McElrath, 85, passed away Friday night, April 14, 2023, at his home at the Marjorie McCune Center in Black Mountain.

Jackie was born January 20, 1938, in Asheville, to the late Reid L. and Frances Hollifield McElrath. He was preceded in death by sisters, Mary Isabell McCarthy and Joan Robinson and brothers, Gerald McElrath and Gene McElrath.

Jackie worked for many years as a dishwasher for the Mountaineer Steak House.

He is survived by nieces & nephews, great-nieces & nephews, and great-great-nieces & nephews.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 20, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Enka.


Graveside Service: April 20, 2023 11:00 am

Forest Lawn Memorial Park
1498 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC 28715


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

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


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  1. Some people are so quiet and brave, we never notice they are suffering. Jackie, I hope you have a special place in heaven.

  2. Jackie you were a great uncle always taking me to Ingles didn’t get to visit you much but you were thought of often say a hello to Daddy when you get to heaven .I know your all rejoicing with the angels

  3. I always had a special place in my heart ❤️ for Jackie. He was so sweet never complained about anything. A very sweet man

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