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Darry Dale McElroy, 73, Russell Springs

Darry Dale McElroy, of Russell Springs, passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at his home. He was 73 years of age.

Born on June 25, 1949, in Russell County, he was a son of the late Colonus Lee and Olma Foley McElroy. Darry enjoyed working. He was a former court security officer with the Russell County Sheriff’s Office, and a retired employee of Fruit of the Loom with 33 years of dedicated service.  Darry also worked in years past at Cudahy Cheese Company. Darry deeply loved his family and spending time with them.

Survivors include his wife, Teresa Burd McElroy of Russell Springs, whom he wed on April 27, 1969; one son, Jon (and Amy) McElroy of Russell Springs; three sisters, Jean Popplewell, Edna Wilson, and Donna (and Jimmy) Guffey, all of Russell Springs; three grandchildren, Nathanel McElroy, Adrian McElroy, and Madison McElroy; and one great-grandchild on the way.

In addition to his parents, Darry was preceded in death by two brothers, Dolas McElroy and Donald McElroy; and four sisters, Betty Stephens, Oreta Tucker, Patsy Hare, and Brenda Manley.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Friday, September 30, 2022, at Bernard Funeral Home, with Brother Tony Stephens officiating. Inurnment will take place privately at a later date at Russell Springs City Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Friday, September 30, 2022, at Bernard Funeral Home.

Darry’s arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at

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