James B. McElvian
Throat Cancer & Respitory Failure
Entered Into Eternal Rest
Friday, January 10, 2014
23 March 1929 - 10 January 2014
Tsgt. James B. "Mac" McElvian, USAF (CCT) Retired, age 84, of Ft. Walton Beach, FL. passed away Friday, January 10, 2014. He was born in Altha, FL to Graves Howell McElvian and Olga Hansford McElvian on March 23, 1929. He has been a resident of Ft. Walton Beach since his retirement from the United States Air Force in 1971.
Mac was a Vietnam veteran, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW Post 7674, and "Life Member #1" of the Combat Control Association.
Mac holds a place in the annals of USAF history as a member of the very first Combat Control Team formed in 1953. His family is most proud of him and his service to this great country.
Mac was preceded in death by his loving wife Margie E. McElvian.
He is survived by three daughters and one son; Mary M. McElvian, Teresa A. Dozier (Richard), Brenda L. Pratt (Hal Blanton), and James H. McElvian (Gloria); five grandchildren, Alex D. Alvarez, Angie Coleman Rao, Mark A. Roberts, Ryan H. Dozier, and Shannon L. Pratt; five great grandchildren; Yanasa T. Alvarez, Krishna Rao, Anna V. Dozier, Elijah J. Dozier, and Austin L. Pratt.
The family also wishes to thank Mrs. Joan Young and Mrs. Brenda Guthrie for their kindness and friendship to our father over the years.