Ralph McElroy, 82, of Ruidoso, NM passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017.
Funeral Service: 1 pm Friday in Emerald Hills Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday prior to the service. Interment: Emerald Hills Memorial Park.
Ralph was born in Cement, Okla and worked as a banker until retiring in 1993. He served churches in California, Texas and New Mexico through music, teaching and ministering to senior adults. He enjoyed painting, playing the trumpet and had a beautiful singing voice.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Rex McElroy and Cecil Virginia Bardin; brothers, Kenneth and Roger McElroy.
Survivors: wife, Eva McElroy; children, Michael McElroy and his wife Charlotte, Becky Culton and her husband Chris; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Jim and Steve McElroy.