of Little Rock, AR
June 30, 1935 - November 15, 2023
Warren Lawrence McElroy, 88, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away on November 15, 2023. He is survived by his sons, Lawrence (Terry) and Ron (Beth). Warren also leaves his 6 grandchildren, Madison (Joe), Mallory, Mariah, Hunter (Staci), Emily (Matthew) and Sophie (Keith), and 3 great-grandchildren, Evelyn, Hayes, and James. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Bobbie Lee Custer McElroy; his parents, Ward Leach McElroy and Zorine Bryant McElroy and brother, Robert McElroy. Warren was a 1952 graduate of Little Rock Technical High School and served in the Arkansas National Guard, achieving the rank of Master Sergeant. He was a long-time employee of the Timex Corporation, beginning his career as a master machinist and retiring as plant superintendent. Warren enjoyed his many years working at the Arkansas State Fair Grounds as a licensed, commissioned security officer. Most recently, Warren worked for Roller-Chenal Funeral Home. Warren took great pride in his family and doted on his grandchildren. Warren was a long-time member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Little Rock.A graveside memorial service will be held at Pinecrest Memorial Park on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital in Memphis.
Lawrence and Ronnie,I was so very sorry to read of your Dad’s death in the paper. The old Meadowcliff residents are dwindling! I will be thinking of you and your families during this time. Warm thoughts, Lana Kizer Strickland
He was shy and blushed easily but was the coolest guy around because he road a Triumph motorcycle. The Custers had neighborhood kids over to watch television before tv came to Little Rock. They had a tall antennae on their house to get Memphis tv stations. After much coaxing, Warren came to house and he and Bobbie Lee became very smitten with each other. They married when Bobbie Lee finished high school and Warren was still in school. At that time, married students were not allowed to go to school. Somehow principal Leroy Scott allowed Warren to graduate with his class. At Tech High he learned to be a machinist and plied his craft throughout his career. He was voted most likely to succeed by his classmates. He was a great family man and he will be missed.
I will remember Warren as a coworker and friend. I will miss the phone calls and visits. He was a sweet encourager for me.
Lawrence and Family,I never knew your father but I have such fond memories of your mom. I know he was special too. You are all in my prayers. Jane Lovett Holt
What great memories of Warren and Bobbie. Growing up in Antioch, I was blessed by God through them. They loved the group of young people I grew up with at Antioch. Prayers for Lawrence and Ronnie from us.
Warren joined our little “coffee club” at McDonald’s several years ago. In our conversation, I discovered he was the grandfather of a young lady I had worked with. He became a quiet gentleman in our group of chattering women. He said he enjoyed listening to us talk. He was just that…a quiet, sweet, southern gentleman. We have missed him since he entered long term care, and will continue to miss him as we go for coffee.
I so enjoyed working with Warren at Roller’s. His laughter and dedication to service made him a perfect minister in funeral service. I am unable to attend Warren’s services due to health reasons. I extend extend my most sincere condolences to Warren’s family. Terry W. Duffie, CSFPRetired Regional ManagerRoller Funeral Homes
Warren was a gentleman in all ways. Met him and Bobbie through Royce and Peggy Grable. My condolences to his family.