Zachary Lee “Lucky” McElroy, 30, of Granite City, passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, at Gateway Medical Center in Granite City. He was born on Feb. 2, 1985, a son of Marshall and Debbie (Henson) McElroy.
Zach had worked for Illinois Electric and at John Sakach Company. He had a special love for motorcycles. He was a Harley-Davidson enthusiast and enjoyed his days of ATV riding and offroading. He cherished his daughter and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.
Zach was preceded in death by his sister, Abigail “Abby” McElroy; grandparents, Ruth Henson, Cybil McElroy and Harvel McElroy.
He is survived by his loving parents, Marshall and Debbie (Henson) McElroy of Granite City; daughter, Eirian Ruth McElroy and special friend and mother of their daughter, Clarica Johnson of Granite City; brother, Justin Wayne McElroy of Granite City; aunts and uncles, Tracey and Gabi McElroy, Jim and Pat Henson, Evelyn and Warren VanLoon, Steve and Pearl McElroy, Shelley and Rick Thompson, Karen Lancaster and Phil Willis; great-aunts, Virginia Wilkins, Vivian Talmage, and Bess Brander; great-uncle, Ray Stricklin; cousins, Hannah McElroy, Riley McElroy, Valerie Trim, Jennifer Engelke, and Steven McElroy; along with many other cousins; extended family and many special friends.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, with the Revs. Brian Bradshaw and Mark Maynard officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials may be made to the McElroy Family and may be accepted at the funeral home; www.irwinchapel.com.