William L. McElroy, 51, Centralia

William L. McElroy, 51, of Centralia, died on Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, at Carle Hospital in Urbana.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Friends and family may inquire at Day Funeral Home in Sandoval and Patoka for more information.

Mr. McElroy was born on Oct. 12, 1956, in Chicago, the son of Darl E. Sr. and Katherine Kuetina McElroy.

He lived his life in Marion County. He worked for Everett Burks’s sawmill in Shobonier, and was a musician/songwriter, performing for many years all over Southern Illinois. He was an Army veteran.

He is survived by his father, of Patoka; brothers, James McElroy of Shobonier, Darl E. McElroy Jr. of Moberly, Mo., Roman Kenconi of Africa, Russell McElroy of Patoka Derick McElroy of Patoka; and sisters, Alice Thorpe of Patoka and Georgette McElroy of Brown Wood, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

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