I regret to inform you of the untimely death of James B. McElvian, TSgt, USAF (Ret) of 5 Sandal Wood Dr, Apt 15A; Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-4557 who deceased on Friday, January 10, 2014 at the age of 84. The cause of death was throat cancer and respiratory failure.
He is survived by a dedicated son James H. McElvian, and loving daughters: Brenda Pratt, Teresa Dozier and Mary McElvain.
The funeral shall be conducted at Beal Memorial Cemetery; 316 NW Beal Parkway; Fort Walton Beach, FL on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 11:30 with subsequent burial there. A Military Honor Guard has been requested, and flowers are acceptable.
He was one of the founding members of the Combat Control Teams during January, 1953. He was stationed at Donaldson AFB, Lawson AAF, Sewart AFB, Evereux AB FR, Pope AFB (2x); Ton Son Nhut AB, Vietnam; Mildenhall AB, England and retired from the Combat Control Team at Dyess AFB, TX. These bases are not necessarily in order.
He was always a great supporter of the Combat Control Association and its first Life Member number 001. He was also a Life Member of the VFW.
May he Rest in Peace,