John W. McElyea, 74, of North Little Rock, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.

He was born Sept. 13, 1939 in Flint, Mich. to Lester and Margaret Lillard McElyea.

His parents; wife, Wanda McElyea; and son, Johnny McElyea, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his son, Glen McElyea and wife Teressa of Quitman; grandchildren, Chad McElyea of Knoxville, Tenn., Courtney McElyea and Bailey McElyea; and great-granddaughter Gracie LeAnn New, all of Quitman; brothers, David McElyea of Scott and Bob McElyea of South Carolina; sister-in-law Edie Drake of North Little Rock; and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 12.

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