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Sam McElroy

September 25, 1940 — September 21, 2017

On September 21, 2017, Sam Park McElroy, of Frankfort, peacefully passed away at Frankfort Regional Medical Center with his wife, children, and close friends by his side. Heaven gained a true angel who touched many lives during his 76 year journey here on Earth. Sam never knew a stranger and was an avid University of Kentucky fan; he never missed a game - he bled blue!

Sam was born September 25, 1940 in Richmond, Kentucky to the late Milton and Velerie Owens McElroy. He was a business man, former owner of Indian Hills Dry Cleaners and manager of Dairymart on Louisville Road. Sam was a member of First Baptist Church at the Singing Bridge.

Sam is survived by his wife of forty years, Carolyn Standard McElroy; his son, Steven McElroy; daughter, Susan McElroy; brother, Joe (Allie) McElroy; sister, Delores (William) Simpson; brother-in-law, Iver Standard; three grandchildren, Brandon Scott, Derek McElroy and Erek McElroy; and by one great-grandson, Gabriel McElroy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his six brothers, Arthur, William, Loranza, Robert, Perry and Milton McElroy; and three sisters, Ruth McElroy, Elizabeth Sasser and Lillian Berryman.

Serving as pallbearers will be Derek McElroy, Erek McElroy, Brandon Scott, Timmy Bowman, Kermit Caudill and Tony Bowman. Honorary will be Iver Standard, Ken Myers, Eddie Burke, Ronnie Cook, Brian Miller, Donnie Dobbins, and members of his Discovery Sunday School Class of First Baptist.

Services for Sam will be held at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with Dr. Bob Browning officiating, assisted by Rev. Truett Cocanougher. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Medical Clinic at First Baptist Church "at the Singing Bridge", 201 Saint Clair Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. For more information, please email

Visitation Details

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Harrod Brothers Funeral Home

Service Details

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 10:30am, Harrod Brothers Funeral Home

Interment Details

Sunset Memorial Gardens

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