Elliott Olin McElveen
Elliott Olin McElveen
  • December 23, 1930 - October 2, 2017
  • Columbia, South Carolina

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COLUMBIA - Elliott Olin McElveen Jr. passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Columbia on December 23, 1930, he was the son of the late Dr. Elliott Olin McElveen and Alice Allen McElveen.

Mr. McElveen was a graduate of Dreher High School, attended The Citadel, and earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina. He served in the U.S. Army serving in the 24th Division during the Korean War in the 1950s. Upon his return from Korea, Mr. McElveen worked with the R.L. Bryan Company, where he would stay for over 40 years until his retirement.

Mr. McElveen belonged to many clubs and civic organizations including the Optimist Club, American Legion Post 6, and the Kiwanis Club, where he served as an officer. But most importantly, he was a lifelong member of Shandon Presbyterian Church, where he was a member of the Ed Anderson Sunday School Class.

He is survived by his wife, Nina Larsevick McElveen; daughter, Mary Alice McElveen; and son, Elliott Olin McElveen III. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Mary Alice McElveen Snow.

A dedicated husband and caring father, he loved his family more than anything. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and putting his family first. For the last couple of years, he would tell his family, “Thanks for everything you do” whenever we did something for him. We’d like to thank him for everything he did for us. You will be greatly missed by your family and we can’t wait to see you again.

A service will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow St., Columbia, SC 29205 at 2:00 p.m., with burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park at 3:15 p.m. Memorials may be made to Shandon Presbyterian Church.

Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel is assisting the family. Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.