He was born April 9, 1961 in Hot Springs, Virginia, the son of Rachel Marie Howdyshell McElwee and the late Button Guinnett “BG” McElwee, Jr.
Mr. McElwee was the Athletic Director at Glenvar High School.
He was a loving son and father. He enjoyed all sports, playing on the football, basketball and baseball teams in high school; and was nominated to the Bath County High School Hall of Fame. He was the former basketball and baseball coach for Bath County High School, basketball coach for Auburn High School, girls basketball coach for Eastern Mennonite University, and the basketball coach for Glenvar High School. He was a member of Virginia Chapel United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his mother, Rachel McElwee of Hot Springs, Virginia; two children; Kelly Altizer & husband Damin of Crozet, Virginia and Brittany McElwee & husband Michael Duff of Charlottesville, Virginia; two grandchildren, Kate Hays Altizer and Christopher Hays Altizer both of Crozet, Virginia; a sister, Christine McElwee of Roanoke, Virginia; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; special friends Jamie Soltis and Mike Blankenship both of Salem; many faculty, students and friends.
A memorial service will be held 2:30 p.m., Sunday, April 18, 2021 at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home with Pastor Greg Irby officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Doris Via Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 174, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445 or or in honor of his granddaughter, Kate Altizer, The Children’s Assistive Technology Services (CATS) P.O. Box 121, Union Hall, Virginia 24176.