OBITUARY: Michael Steven McElyea


Mr. Michael Steven McElyea, age 75 of Portland, Tennessee passed away Monday, February 12, 2024 at Tidewell Hospice in Port Charlotte, Florida.

Mr. McElyea was born on November 9, 1948 in Moline, Illinois to Edwin H. McElyea and Catherine D. Kephart.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Cindy McElyea; brother in laws, Gary Kelley and Kelvin Gregory.

He is survived by his loving wife, Yadira “Jeddy” McElyea; sisters, Sheri (Eddie) Reeves, Sheila Kelley, Debbie Gregory, Denise (Rob) Kline, and Kim (John) Rowland; brothers, Jeff (Christy) McElyea and Brian (Jill) McElyea; daughter, Eva Michelle (Brian) Miller; step-son, Brad (Debbie) Mosley; 2 grandsons, Ryan (Bailey) Miller and Drew (Ciera) Miller; step-granddaughter, Autumn Mosley; 5 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 19th at 1:00 PM from the chapel of Sellars Family Heritage at Portland with Tom Slagle officiating. Interment with military honors will follow the service at Hardin Cemetery with Mike Spears, David Jones, Nathan Gregory, Jay Gregory, Brian Kelley, Scott Kelley, Jacob Rowland Tate, and Brad Mosley serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday, February 18th from 3:00-7:00 PM and Monday, February 19th, 11:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

Arrangements by Sellars Family Heritage at Portland, 610 N. Broadway Street, Portland, TN 37148. (615)325-5010, obit line (615)325-9725. Online condolences can now be made at


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