Services for Dakota James McElhaney, 22, were held at noon Wednesday, April 16 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father John Gomez officiating. Interment was in Macedonia Cemetery.
He was born Jan. 31, 1992 in Mesquite. He died Sunday night, April 13 at East Texas Medical Center, Gilmer. Mr. McElhaney was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church and worked in the oil fields.
He is survived by his parents, J.D. and Claudia McElhaney of Leesburg; a son Eli; a girlfriend, Lainey McClain (Eli’s mother); grandparents, Hilda Cook of Leesburg, James and Cammy McElhaney, and Aurelia and John Silvas of Clute; two sisters, Cheyenne McElhaney and Hannah McElhaney, both of Leesburg; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other family members.
Pallbearers were: Tom Silvas, Aaron Little, Gino Silvas, Trever Bassinger, Aaron Huffman and Carlin Cox.