John L. Mcelhaney, Jr. | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

by | March 2, 2017 12:16 pm

Last Updated: March 9, 2017 at 12:18 pm


Care of Hacther Funeral Home

WALTERBORO – Mr. John L. McElhaney, 70, of Walterboro, SC, husband of Mrs. Linda Bryan McElhaney, entered into rest suddenly on Monday, February 20, 2017.

Born in and a resident of Aiken County, SC, most of his life, he was a son of the late John L. Sr. and Bernice Rutland McElhaney. A Vietnam Veteran, he with pride and honor served his country in the United States Marine Corps earning the rank of Sergeant. For his honorable service he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal, Vietnamese Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal and a Presidential Unit Citation. He retired from the construction industry, where he was a Project Manager. He was a proud member of the NRA and Ducks Unlimited. Mr. McElhaney enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and spending time with his dogs, Harley, Brianna and Brittney.

In addition to his wife and parents, family members include his children, William S. “Shane” McElhaney, Burnettown, SC and Charles B. “Chuck” McElhaney, Walterboro, SC; siblings, Myrna Loy Mitchell, Burnettown, SC and Lawanna Wood and her husband, Michael, Lincolnton, GA; grandchildren, Chase Alan and Dylan Scott McElhaney, lifelong friend who was more like a brother to him, who he served in the Corps with, Thurman Virden and his wife, Annette and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will greet friends on Friday, February 24, 2017, from 6 until 8 o’clock at Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 3464 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Graniteville, SC. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at 4 o’clock in the chapel of Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, with Pastors Gilbert Linder and Tommy Garrick officiating. Interment with veteran’s honors accorded by a United States Marine Corps Honor Guard will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Graniteville, SC. Pallbearers will be Dylan McElhaney, Rick Chapman, Jason Chapman, Albert Pedro Meyers, Derrick Allman and Jacob F. Bryan, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Al Squires, Taylor Squires and Thurman Virden.

It has been suggested that if so desired, memorials in memory of Mr. McElhaney be made to the American Heart Association. (

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