Ralph McElroy

R.E. "Benny" McElroy

Monday, September 28th, 1931 - Saturday, April 18th, 2020
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R.E. “Benny” McElroy, 88, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2020 in Arlington, Texas.

A graveside service for Benny’s family only is set for Thursday, April 23rd at 11:00 a.m., Emerald Hills Memorial Park, Kennedale, Texas. A memorial celebration will be scheduled at a later date.

Benny was born on September 28, 1931 in Sweetwater, Texas to Richard Daniel and Kate (Wells) McElroy. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Gladys, Ruby and Mae, and brothers Leach and Walter.
Benny was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Billye, two sons, Richard McElroy and wife Rebecca and Michael McElroy and wife Kelli, two daughters, Melinda Esco and husband Mark, and Sally Barnes. He also leaves behind grandchildren, Kate Horne (Tim), Colin McElroy (Brittany), Elissa Curry, Kyle Esco (Michelle), Kendall Biggs (Nick), Megan Thompson (Cory), Patrick McElroy (fiancée Ashleigh), Anthony English, Dillon Barnes and Caitlyn Sorrells (Michael) as well as fifteen great-grandchildren with one on the way.

Benny’s career spanned some 62 years in the property tax field. He was the founder, president and CEO of R.E. McElroy, LLC, a property tax consulting firm in Arlington. He was also a founding director and charter member of Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals. Benny served as president of the association and on numerous committees and he received a lifetime achievement award in 2008.
Benny was a 48 year member of Northwest Christian Church in Arlington and served as a deacon, an elder and on several committees. He was a businessman, cattleman, and sportsman and he was successful in all aspects of his life.

Donations in Benny’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Service Details

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 11:00am
    Emerald Hills Memorial Park
    500 Kennedale Sublett Road
    KENNEDALE, TX 76060
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Mike Robinius

Posted at 11:09am
Dear Billye and family,

so sorry to hear of Benny's death. He was a good friend and golfing buddy. We pray that God's Peace will be with you and strengthen you during this difficult time.

Carol and Mike "Robo" Robinius.

Richard Blackwell

Posted at 11:31pm
My deepest sympathies to you and your family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your loved one rest in peace.
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Blake and Carmen Nelon

Posted at 04:13pm
Our warmest condolences to the entire McElroy family. Benny was an exceptional person who did much for many. Appreciated greatly.
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Odette & Lary Bender

Posted at 08:05pm
Our condolences to you and your family. Hope our friendship and prayers help you through this difficult time.
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Breck Bostwick

Posted at 04:03pm
Never knew anyone who laughed as much. Somehow, Benny always found humor in everything. Benny was one of my mentors and a friend. I already miss him.

Breck Bostwick

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