Jim McIlroy
March 22, 1933  -  October 5, 2018

Jim McIlroy

Memorial Service
Chapel of Hope
3321 N. Dal Paso St.
Hobbs, NM  88240
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
10:00 am
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New Mexico Christian Childrens Home
1356 NM 236
Portales, NM  88130

Jim McIlroy passed away Friday morning at Goodlife Memory Care Facility. Jimmie Carroll McIlroy was born to Lela and Marion McIlroy in Borger, Texas on March 22, 1933.

He graduated from Eunice High School and Abilene Christian College. He married Elane Gossage on August 24, 1957.

Jim is survived by his wife Elane McIlroy, daughters Margie and Melissa McIlroy, Odessa TX, Marty and Ann Lynn McIlroy, Roswell, NM, grandsons Logan McIlroy and Vickie, Jordan McIlroy, Kameran and Mariah McIlroy all of Hobbs, NM., great grandchildren Jaden McIlroy, Mason and Kinley Gray, Kennedy and Mila McIlroy and sister Jeanne Hayes.

He was preceded in death by his parents Lela and Marion McIlroy, brother Earl McIlroy, sisters Blanche Martyr, Fern Vincent and Joyce Gustafson.

Mr. McIlroy was the owner of McIlroy Service. He was a member of Taylor Street Church of Christ, served on the Advisory Board of Directors Abilene Christian University, member of Hobbs Rotary Club, President of Sanger Elementary PTA, Little League baseball coach, member of the Life Member National Rifle Association, Life Member of American Legion, served in the United States Army, Boone and Crockett Award Winner.


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  1. Kinley Gray
    Hobbs, NM

    He was my great grand father and i miis him so dearly

  2. Dawni Nelson
    Hobbs, NM

    My dad was blessed to share in a strong friendship with Jim for many years. Sending special prayers for all of you during this time. Love to you all, Dawni Nelson

  3. Sandy Haykus
    Edmond, OK

    So sorry to hear if your loss. I send my thoughts and prayers. I waited in Jim and sometimes Marty at the bank for many many years. He was always fun to talk too and always had a smile on his face. I know he will be greatly missed.

  4. Craig and Sharon Williams
    Aztec, NM

    Sharon and I send our love and prayers.

  5. Sherri Lemley
    Midland, TX

    I wish I could have meet you in person... I so loved hearing the stories that your beautiful daughter told about you and her Mom❤️ I know you will be missed by your loving family... GOD BLESS🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  6. Jean Merrell
    Hobbs, NM

    My prayers to the family for comfort at this time knowing Jim is with our Lord.
    I always loved visiting with Jim on Sunday mornings, always a smile and loved to hear him sing.
    He was a wonderful Christian man who lived his days serving the Lord.
    He will be truly missed.

  7. Dale Perini
    Albuquerque, NM

    A person is blessed if he has a few really good friends in his life. Jim was a really good friend. He was one of “ God’s Good Guys”. I spent many hours enjoying pleasant conversation and The Great Outdoors with Jim. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

  8. Maria Ridriquez-Castillo
    Odessa, TX

    My deepest condolences to the Family. My mother Angelita Rodriquez worked for McClroy's Cafe for many years. My thoughts & prayers to you all. May Jim rest in peace. God Bless you.

  9. Jim and Judy Britton
    Hobbs, NM

    We are so very sorry for your loss and sadness . Grace and peace , Jim and Judy

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