Joe Wayland McElreath

 

Joe Wayland McElreath
Joe Wayland McElreath

Joe Wayland McElreath, 84, of Amarillo, TX passed from this life on August 19, 2021.

Memorial services will be at 10:00 A.M., Friday, August 27, 2021, at Saint Stephen United Methodist Church. Private burial will be at a later time. Funeral arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Joe Wayland McElreath was born in Memphis, TX to Ivan Richard and Winnie Mae Chapman McElreath on January 10, 1937. Wayland graduated from Memphis High School.

On November 22, 1963, he married Edna Earl Gardenhire McElreath. They lived in Borger until 1978 when they moved to Amarillo. Wayland was a salesman all his life working for several companies including Ponca Wholesale, Firehawk Safety Systems, and he had owned the Tom’s Peanut Distributorship for the Texas Panhandle. He was a member of Saint Stephen United Methodist Church and the John Mark Sunday School Class.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Jimmy, Don, and Bennie Dale and his nephew Rodney.

He is survived by his wife, Edna; sons, Richard and wife Jennifer, of Amarillo, TX, and Jimmy and wife Amber, of Frisco, TX; precious grandchildren, Andrew and Elliott, of Amarillo, TX, and Jared, Jacob, and Kaylee, of Frisco, TX; nephews, Bobby and wife Kaye, of Amarillo, TX, and David and wife Kathy of Waco, TX; and niece, Misty and husband Jimmy Messer of Quitaque, TX.

The family wishes to thank all the nurses and staff at BSA hospital, The Arbors, Amarillo Center for Skilled Care, BSA emergency room, Dr. Khaznadar and his staff all of whom assisted in the wonderful care of Joe.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the John Mark Sunday School Class, care of Saint Stephen United Methodist Church, 4600 S. Western, Amarillo, TX, or to your favorite charity.

Use this link to live stream the service: https://vimeo.com/591107467

19 Replies to “Joe Wayland McElreath”

  1. Edna Earl and family,
    Linda will be able to be at the service whereas I am remaining at home and attending on line due to upcoming shoulder surgery. May the Lord richly bless each of you as you remember the good man that Wayland represented. May you remember the good ways he touched not only you but everyone he contacted. God bless you all.
    Cousin Fred

  2. Sending our love to you and your entire family as you mourn this loss. May you find comfort and healing in the great memories you have of each other.

    -The Countiss Family

  3. Edna, Richard & Jimmy,
    My deepest sympathies are with you and your entire family with the loss of Wayland. So many great memories of when you all lived on Royce and the friendship the boys enjoy to this day. May God’s grace bless and comfort you all.

  4. My prayers are with Edna & family. I had the privilege to know Joe-Joe from the gym where I worked. He always told me I was the hardest worker the gym ever had. I could work circles around the rest of the employees. Such a sweet, & good man who will truly be missed!

  5. Jimmy Davis. Class of 1955. Wayland was one of ours leaders and a very special person. Edna our prayers are with you and your family at this sad time

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this great loss. May our Heavenly Father wrap you all in His arms of love and comfort!

    Your Alliance Residential Family

  7. The world has lost a special man. The many memories of times we had together as couples is fondly remembered. I pray for comfort for you and you family during these upcoming days. My heartfelt sympathy to each of you.

  8. My thoughts are with you and your family as you grieve the loss of Wayland. I hope that as your family processes this loss, you can walk through it together. May you also find comfort in the memories you shared with him. From my family and me, please accept our deepest sympathies.

  9. My thoughts are with you and your family as you grieve the loss of Wayland. I hope that as your family processes this loss, you can walk through it together. May you also find comfort in the memories you shared with him. From my family and me, please accept our deepest sympathies.

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