Samuel Lawrence McElroy, 70, passed away in his home on Friday, June 7, 2019, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
He was born on July 31, 1948, to Wallace Jackson and Helen McElroy in Chattanooga. Samuel enjoyed reading, word puzzles and cars.
Survivors include his wife, Darbara, his seven children, Tanaka Appling and Samuel McElroy II of Atlanta, Kassiopeia LaCroix and Nefertiti McElroy of Dallas, Darla McElroy, Cleopatra McElroy and Andromeda McElroy of Chattanooga; one sister, Gloria Gene McElroy of Chattanooga; eight grandchildren and one great grandson as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents, mother-in-law and father-in-law.
Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423 622-9995.