William Murry Bucky McElroy, Jr.
January 23, 1929 - July 18, 2012
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Kilpatrick Funeral Home
1200 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
318-323-9611 | Map
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Kilpatrick Funeral Home
1200 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
318-323-9611 | Map
Friday 7/20

William Murry Bucky McElroy, Jr. went to be with the Lord on July 18, 2012. A memorial service will be held at St. Paul's United Methodist Church on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 4:00 PM with Rev. Tim Neustifter and Rev. J. Roddy Taylor officiating. Visitation will precede the service beginning at 2:00 PM. He…

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Steve Mintz left a message on July 22, 2012:
Dear Susan, Paul and entire related McElroy Family, My condolences. Bucky was always so nice to me. What a fine Gentleman. Well done. I have made a memorial contribution in his name to Forsythe Avenue Beautification for one of the Redbud Trees in front of Neville High School in the Forsythe Avenue boulevards. If there is anything I can do please just let me know. Sincerely yours, Steve Mintz
Richard Caldwell left a message on July 20, 2012:
Joy: Can't help but remember all the times we had together. Bucky was a good friend and the best running back to ever come out of Southern. My best wishes--Richard Caldwell a good friend and one great football player
Ben & Sandra Loper left a message on July 20, 2012:
Paul, Sandra & I are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Please know that you & your family are in our thoughts & prayers.
WILLIAM BILLYJARREL left a message on July 19, 2012:
WE HAVE SHARED MANY GREAT TIMES TOGETHER INCLUDING THIS PAST SUNDAY AFTERNOON WITH BUCKY AND JOY AND GLENDA AND I WILL ALWAYS CHERICH THOSE TIMES WITH THEM. WE WILL MISS OUR '52-'53 REUNIONS W/THEM. IT HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL LIFE.
Howard Lehman left a message on July 19, 2012:
Just wait I'll be coming to block for you!!!
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Richard & Janet Johnston left a message on July 19, 2012:
I came to Miss. Southern College in 1954 and have had the pleasure of knowing Bucky since. We were members of the USM M-Club, M-Club Hall of Fame and the most memorable selected as team mates on the Team of The Century. We will all miss him and will keep him and his family in our prayers.
Herbert Ray Nobles left a message on July 19, 2012:
We will pray for your family during this time of mourning.
Edward Kauchick left a message on July 19, 2012:
Joy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bucky will be missed by all. He was a generous man and big supporter of the game day for the Camp Shelby troops. We shared many great moments as team mates. Eddie and Andree Kauchick
Glen and Judy Davis left a message on July 19, 2012:
Legendary! Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time!
Hub & Pat Waters left a message on July 19, 2012:
I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Bob Ledbetter left a message on July 19, 2012:
One day a young man sat down next to me in an English class at Neville High School. He said it was his first day at Neville. I even remember that he was wearing a white tee shirt and blue jeans. I have never forgotten what he said. " I'm Bucky Mc Elroy and I'm here to play football. " Evidently, he knew exactly what he was talking about. I have known that Bucky and Joy have done many kind things for a lot of people. Bob Ledbetter, Ocala, Florida
Hugh McLaurin Pepper left a message on July 19, 2012:
The "Black Knight" will live on forever in the hearts of his teammates from "MS Southern". He will be missed by so many people that he has touched in their lives. Go with God, Bucky. We love you.
Doug Barfield left a message on July 19, 2012:
Bucky and family,thanks for the example you exhibited and for being a fine Christian family man.May God bless and comfort Joy, children & grandchildren & great grand's.
Mike & Shirley Meredith left a message on July 19, 2012:
Our Heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the family..
Jeff Hammond left a message on July 19, 2012:
We will miss you Bucky...One of our greatest Golden Eagles
Dick Vogel left a message on July 19, 2012:
As a Southern Miss graduate and fan, your story will live forever in the history of Southern Miss athletics. God Bless the entire family and know the prayers of the entire Southern Miss family are with you all. Dick - Eagle Club 1996-2012
Dick Vogel left a message on July 19, 2012:
As a Southern Miss graduate and fan, your story will live forever in the history of Southern Miss athletics. God Bless the entire family and know the prayers of the entire Southern Miss family are with you all. Dick - Eagle Club 1996-2012
Danny Myers left a message on July 19, 2012:
The University of Southern Mississippi and the fans appreciate what you did for us and we will miss you.
Benjie Barham left a message on July 19, 2012:
I did not know Bucky, but have heard so many great stories of his days at Southern Miss that I just felt a need to send my condolenses to the McElroy family from a Southern Miss family member.
Joe Quinlan left a message on July 19, 2012:
Bucky was a prince of a gentleman and great representative of USM. He was a wonderful human being, and this world will be a lesser place without his presence. My prayers and condolences to the family. Joe Quinlan
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Vickie Ates Cherry left a message on July 19, 2012:
May God grant all of you the peace and comfort you will need to get through this most difficult time.
Milton Waldoff left a message on July 19, 2012:
Bucky McElroy was an inspiration as a football player at USM to me. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. You were blessed to have such an outstanding man in your family. I am sure he remained an inspiration to all who knew and loved him throughout his life.
Ken Shearer left a message on July 19, 2012:
What a good and generous man! What a football player! A guy who could have been a star on any team in the USA but he played at Southern Miss. Another great Golden Eagle has gone
Richard Giannini left a message on July 19, 2012:
Bucky McElroy was a true southern gentlemen. I had the opportunity to get to know him while I was at ULM and much better when I joined the staff at Southern Miss. Bucky is one of the all-time great athletes at USM and was loved by all his teammates. His 1953 team at USM is one of the closest teams I have ever known in sports. They hold a reunion at homecoming every year in Hattiesburg and Bucky was one of the leaders of the group. Not only was he a great athlete, he was a great man and gave much to the community of Monroe and the programs he supported. Our prayers go out to Joy and the family.
MILLIE & DIANNE GREEN left a message on July 18, 2012:
McElroy family we just want you to know we are thinking of you. He will be missed by many.
jb landry left a message on July 18, 2012:
what an outstanding Christian man!!!I am so glad to have had him for a friend and mentor so many years. He will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of his company and friendship. JB Landry
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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