Douglas Harold McElroy died July 17, 2020 at Riverview Health after a sudden illness. He was 40. Doug was born on February 8, 1980, the son of Herbert “Bud” and Margie “Ruth” Ely McElroy.
He graduated from Noblesville High School and attended Indiana University in Bloomington, where he was a member of the Indiana University Police Department.
Doug held numerous law enforcement and management positions, including his final position at Riverview Health. He had previously worked at the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and at Cabela’s.
Doug loved IU and IU basketball, along with hunting, fishing and vacations, and spending time with his nephews, especially Aaron. Doug was affectionately known as both “Uncle Bubba” and “Uncle Ducky.” He was always looking forward to his next adventure.
Doug was a kind soul with a special ability to let things like the stresses of work roll off his back. He was always positive and strong in his faith and his beliefs, a firm believer in traditional American values.
Surviving are his wife, Susan; his sister, Sheri (Mike) Pharris; and his five nephews, Aaron, Daylan, Brenden and Brayson Pharris, and Camden Lusher; and a niece, Jocelyn Lusher; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Doug is also survived by the family dogs: Anna and River, and he had a special bond with Anna, “the beag,” his best friend.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Calling will be 11 am to 2 pm on Wednesday, July 22, at Randall and Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Road, Noblesville, with celebration of Doug’s life at 2 pm. Burial will be at Crownland Cemetery. This gathering will be informal because Doug was informal. Wear your IU gear, your camo, or your law enforcement uniform if your department allows. If you don’t have anything that fits the bill, please feel free to be casual/in jeans.
Memorial contributions to cover funeral expenses may be made at: https://tinyurl.com/DougMemorialFund
Contributions also may be directed to the Humane Society for Hamilton County, 1721 Pleasant Street, Suite B, Noblesville, IN 46060.
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Humane Society for Hamilton County
1721 Pleasant Street, Suite B, Noblesville IN 46060