Edward 'Ed” Dale McElwee, 84, of Lost Creek passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 in the comfort of his home and surrounded by loving family.

He was born in Lockney, on January 3, 1935, a son of the late Fred and Edna Rafferty McElwee.

On June 10, 1961, Ed married the love of his life, Loretta Grace Smith. Together they shared 58 wonderful years and she will miss him dearly.

Ed is survived by his wife, Loretta Grace McElwee; three children; Kevin McElwee and wife, Dana, of Cartersville, GA, David McElwee and wife, Missy, of Albuquerque, NM, and Sonya Turner and husband, Brett, of Good Hope; six grandchildren: Ryan Evan Turner, Brooke Allison Turner, Allyson Grace McElwee, Edward Kase McElwee, Madeline Paige McElwee and Maura Grace McElwee; and many nieces and nephews.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters: Hope Duelley and Manoka McElwee; and three brothers: Lyle J. McElwee, Fred McElwee Jr. and Denzil McElwee.

After his service in the United States Marine Corps, Ed went to work for Consolidated Gas Company from which he retired after forty years of loyal service.

Ed belonged to the First Baptist Church of Weston. He was a caring man who was generous with his time and attention. Many Boy Scouts in Gilmer and Lewis Counties will remember his years of leadership. Ed also volunteered with the Weston Fire Department and was instrumental in establishing the Normantown Volunteer Fire Department.

For twenty-six years, Ed and Loretta enjoyed a wonderful retirement. They spent time traveling, hunting, fishing and gardening. Even snow wouldn't stop their enjoyment of camping.

Family and friends were gathered at Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service located at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 12-2 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2019. Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2019 in the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Kenneth Miller officiated. Interment followed at Good Hope Masonic Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the United States Marine Corp. and the Lewis County Honor Guard.

We, at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service, appreciate the service of Edward “Ed” Dale McElwee and it has been our honor and privilege to serve his family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.PatBoyleFuneral Home.com.

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