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Honor Mission
SP4 Joe Franklin McElyea, Veteran
USA –
Jacksonville, Arkansas – 08-05-20

ABOUT THE MISSION:

We are here to honor US Army Veteran, SP4 Joe McElyea, 70. Joe was born in and grew up in the Little Rock area. He served in the Army from 7 Aug 72 to 6 Aug 75 as a tractor-trailer driver for 2d Armored Division FORSCOM. During his time he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Sharpshooter (Rifle). After the service he worked as an electrician. In his off time he loved to hunt and fish. Joe is survived by one son, one daughter, four grandchildren, a brother and a sister.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 08-05-20
Staging Time: 10:30 AM

A Natural State Funeral Service
2620 W. Main St.
Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076
Map

Ride Captain:

Joe “Magic” Maglie
501-416-1178
Rockdj69@yahoo.com
Asst: Randy Crownover, 501-993-2517

Special Instructions:

Stage: 10:30 am
Briefing: 10:45 am. Must attend to ride escort.
Flag Line: 11:00 am for 30 minutes. Masks are required.
Service: 11:30 am. Army Military Honors and PGR Presentation will be during the service.
Respect Line follows service.
KSU: 12:30 for escort to ASVC. We will pull over in wide area on Maryland Ave. and salute as our hero goes by.
PGR may need to provide pallbearers.
COVID 19 restrictions will be in place at all times.
Cages always welcome.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Joe Maglie
Position: Moderator/Arkansas Ride Captain

Note: You do not have to own/ride a motorcycle or be a veteran to join, and membership is Free. The only requirement is RESPECT! To subscribe to receive mission notices, log into the National Site and click on the Members tab at the top. Select the Subscribe to PGR Missions option.
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August 5
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18 Comments

  1. My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Joe McElyea. May the peaceful moments and cherished memories bring you renewed strength in the days to come. Thank you for your service to our Country, and your dedication to protecting the freedoms we all enjoy. Rest in Peace.

    Joe “Magic” Maglie, TSgt, USAF (Ret)
    PGR National Staff
    AR Ride Captain

  2. I extend my sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your loved one. May God wrap His arms of healing, strength, and grace about you.

  3. Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the family and friends of Joe McElyea. Many Thanks for his service to our country and for helping to ensure our freedoms. Our prayers are with you. May he rest in peace. Well done, Sir!
    Rick & Ashley Schrunk
    AR PGR
    USAF Veteran

  4. It is with the deepest respect that I wish to extend my condolences to the family and friends of this hero. He has shown himself to be a true American for serving this great country of ours. He can now RIP at our Lords side.

    Harold Robinson
    Ret. U.S. Army

  5. I’m so sorry for your loss. Know that I’m praying fir the family and friends of Joe Franklin McElyea. May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time. R.I.P. Mr McElyea.
    Sincerely, Gena Murphy
    U.S. Army Vet

  6. I’m sorry for your loss. May Mr. Joe McElyea RIP And thank you sir for your service. My prayers go out to the family and friends.
    Richard Gentry
    PGR Ride Captain
    Ret. US Air Force

  7. My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Joe Franklin McElyea. May God keep you in His loving arms and give you His peace during this time.

    SP4 McElyea, thank you for your service. You are an American hero and will not be forgotten.

    Roger A. Vander Lugt
    USAF/Arkansas Air National Guard
    PGR Member Since May, 2013

  8. My most sincere condolences to the family and friends of this Patriot. May God grant you His peace and comfort at this difficult time and in the days to come.

  9. My condolences to the family of Joe McElyea. It will be an honor to escort SP4 McElyea.
    “Bishop” Jim Holloway

  10. Family and friends, we care deeply about your loss and consider it a privilege to stand with you in Honor of your Hero. Our Country owes Joe Franklin a huge debt of gratitude for proudly serving the cause of freedom at great personal sacrifice. Prayers for comfort and strength on behalf of your family and friends. Welcome Home Sir, Rest In Gods Eternal Peace Hero, Slow Hand Salute.

    Jerry Ashby
    Arkansas State Captain

  11. Michelle and I wish to pass on our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this American Hero. We would like to thank this Hero for your service and sacrifice in the protection of our freedom. You will not be forgotten. We pray you rest in peace.

  12. Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Joe McElyea , may you cherish the memories you had with him.

    Jim Ingram

  13. My sincere condolences go out to the family and friends ofSP4 Joe Franklin McElyea , Thank You Sir for your Service and May You Rest In Peace…Slow hand salute

  14. We thank you for what you did for us and our great country, salute to you sir. We pray that your family and friends may receive strength and comfort to carry them through this time of great loss.

  15. My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Joe Franklin McElyea. I would like to thank Mr. McElyea for his service to our Country, and his family’s support during his service. His dedication is appreciated while protecting the freedoms we all enjoy. Rest in Peace.

    Don Hewett
    AR. PGR
    US Army

  16. My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of this hero. Thank you for your service sir, may you rest in eternal peace.

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