Bobby Joe McElrath
In Loving Memory
CANTON — Bobby Joe McElrath, 76, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at Mission Hospitals-Memorial Campus.
He was born in Buncombe County, and was a lifelong resident of Haywood County and the son of the late Moody Battle and Willa Belle Elliott McElrath. He retired from Southern Maintenance and was a member of Canton Wesleyan Church. He was a member of VFW Post #891 on Leicester Highway. Bobby was a talented woodworker and enjoyed reading, watching sports and especially adored all of his family. He was a very decorated 1st Class Petty Officer of the U. S. Navy serving during Operation Desert Storm.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Doris McElrath; two daughters, Robin Yazell of Syracuse, New York, and Bobbi Young, and her husband, David, of Bessemer ...