Stephen Michael McElhannon

Born: Mon., Jul. 2, 1962
Died: Sun., May 24, 2015


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., May 26, 2015
Location: Callaway Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., May 27, 2015
Location: Callaway Funeral Home Chapel

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Stephen Michael McElhannon
Stephen Michael McElhannon, age 52, of Athens, Georgia, died on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Athens Regional Medical Center. He was born July 2, 1962 in Greensboro, GA to Leonard Powell McElhannon, Sr. and Sarah Sellers McElhannon.  He graduated from Jefferson High School.  At the time of his death, Steve was working as a Master Plumber for Tru-Check Metering Solutions.  Prior to that he owned and operated S & S Plumbing and Oconee Pro Plumbing out of Bogart, GA. He was a member of Oconee Mana Baptist Church which he helped to build.  He enjoyed deep sea fishing, hunting, going to the racetrack and was a ham radio operator.  His greatest love was NASCAR and Jeff Gordon was his favorite driver.  He was a member of  PHCC  Association. Steve was the most selfless man ever known and every friend he made, was for life.
In addition to his parents, Leonard and Sarah McElhannon of Union Point and Athens, he is survived by his step children, Dana Padilla (Danny Montayes) and Michelle Williamson and her daughter, Isa Williamson; a sister, Stephanie McElhannon Ward (Gregg) and their children, Mia and Sophia of Athens, GA; a brother, Leonard Powell McElhannon, Jr. (Shuchen) and their children Suzanne, Alexander, Charles, and Leia of Loganville, GA; one great nephew, Chase Sands; a number of other relatives and many, many friends.
Funeral Services will be held, Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Callaway Funeral Home Chapel, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA 30669 with Rev. David Gattie  and Rev. Tom Miles officiating.  Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA 30669. Serving as pallbearers are John Willis, Jeff Cornish, Dennis Luckey, Bill Bath, Greg Conley and Roy Stringer.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday night at Callaway Funeral Home. Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA, (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements.  Visit us at to sign the online guest register.


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Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Mon May 25, 2015
McElhannon Family:

Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and in the days and weeks to come.

Eddie & Tina Brown
   Posted Tue May 26, 2015
Leonard & Sarah, we are so saddened by the loss of Steve. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time.

Tru Check Meter Svc % Heather Slavey
   Posted Tue May 26, 2015

SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent by Tru-Check.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Tru-Check Family

Gary Armour
   Posted Tue May 26, 2015

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Gary Armour.

Our Deepest Sympathy May God Bless you in your time of sorrow. From. Armour Plumbing

Michelle Morton-Azeem
   Posted Tue May 26, 2015
I am in shock that Stephen has been called home so soon.My deepest condolences to the family. I met Stephen last year when I first came to Tru-Check and I can honestly say that he was one of the nicest people I have ever met. He was decent, honest and so down to earth. I will miss having occasion to talk to him. He was just awesome and my heart is broken for your loss.
-Michelle (tru-check)

Chuck Carson
   Posted Tue May 26, 2015
So sorry to hear about Steve's passing. I have been praying for the family. I have enjoyed knowing Steve through the "plumbing circles" for quite a few years. We will really miss him.

In Christ, Chuck Carson

David Smith
   Posted Tue May 26, 2015
There's a whole community of hard working folks in Athens that will miss Steve more than words can say. He helped build so much of the community in which we all live and contributed to the lives of so many including my own. I've worked with and known Steve for 30 years and never saw him in a bad mood or not willing to help a friend or stranger in need. Life was not always kind to Steve but he was always kind to life. Our condolences to Steve's family. Heaven is glad he's home.