Warren Lawrence McElroy

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Graveside Memorial Service
Pinecrest Memorial Park
7401 Hwy 5 N.
Alexander, AR  72002
Wednesday, November 22, 2023
2:00 P.M.
Memorial Contributions
St. Jude Children's Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN  38105
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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.

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9 Condolence(s)
William (Bill) FitzGerald
Hot Springs Village, AR
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

I met Warren while we worked for Timex in the Little Rock, AR plant at the airport area! Warren was an excellent machinist. He was very instrumental in helping develop mechanical tooling that allowed the watches to be automatically adjusted during the assembly process.

May he rest in peace!

Lana Kizer Strickland
Little Rock, AR
Tuesday, November 28, 2023

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

Don Blessing
Little Rock, AR
Tuesday, November 21, 2023

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.

Kimberley Meek
Little Rock, AR
Tuesday, November 21, 2023

I will remember Warren as a coworker and friend. I will miss the phone calls and visits. He was a sweet encourager for me.

Jane Lovett Holt
Little Rock, AR
Tuesday, November 21, 2023

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

Dennis and Linda Richey
Simpsonville, SC
Tuesday, November 21, 2023

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.

Bobbye Burk
Little Rock, AR
Tuesday, November 21, 2023

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.

Terry Duffie
Maumelle, AR
Friday, November 17, 2023

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, CSFP
Retired Regional Manager
Roller Funeral Homes

Paula Smith
Little Rock, AR
Thursday, November 16, 2023

Warren was a gentleman in all ways. Met him and Bobbie through Royce and Peggy Grable. My condolences to his family.