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Brian S. McElraft

Abingdon, Va. & Imperial, Mo.


Brian S. McElraft, age 45 passed away Saturday, July 23, 2022 at Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon, Va.


Brian was born June 3, 1977 in Marion, Va. to the late Toby and Sarah McElraft. After graduating from Marion Senior High School, he attended Radford University earning his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Computer Science; later earning his Master’s degree from Virginia Tech in Public Administration and Public Policy. Brian relocated to St. Louis, Mo. in 2016 where he worked as an IT Specialist. He was an avid reader, enjoyed technology and computers, and was a fan of science fiction. Despite battling kidney disease for 12 years, Brian worked tirelessly to support his family. He will be missed.


Brian is survived by his sisters, Julia Akers (Thomas) and Amanda Cassell; brothers, Christopher McElraft (Alameda “Diane”), Phillip McElraft, and Jerald Brooks; several nieces and nephews.


The family will have a private memorial service and burial.


To share memories of Brian S. McElraft, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Brian’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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Dear family, I am so sorry to find out about Brian’s passing. He was one of my very favorite students at MSHS years ago. I always loved Brian’s sense of humor, and his skill on the computer. In fact, he was probably the first “computer whiz” I had met, and so many times, he helped me through a mess I had made! I too am in dialysis, battling kidney disease, so I understand what he must have endured in those years. I will always remember your family fondly, and will pray for comfort in your grief.
Ruthie Smith

Ruth Smith Aug 4 2022 4:08 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Brian McElraft

Becky Parks Jul 29 2022 10:11 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Brian McElraft

Dale and Anne Evans Jul 29 2022 5:56 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Brian McElraft

Beth Sukle Jul 29 2022 11:05 AM

Sorry for You're kiss, he was a great fun guy and cared about others and he was a great kid in school and he will be missed but not forgotten and we will see him again soon because he is with Jesus.

Jayson Hoover Jul 27 2022 3:33 PM

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Jayson Hoover Jul 27 2022 3:31 PM

I was saddened to learn of Brian's passing. Chris & Phillip had told me of his ailments. So sorry to lose him at such a young age. Nice fellow!! Thoughts & prayers for the family. Take care & God Bless!!

Joel Pugh Jul 26 2022 11:30 PM

So sorry to hear this, Chris, Phillip and rest of the family, you are in our thoughts and prayers 🙏

Dale Mercer Jul 26 2022 9:09 PM

Sorry for your loss.Prayers for the family

Sherry Woods Jul 26 2022 7:19 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Brian McElraft

Elizabeth (Ryan) Cassell Jul 26 2022 1:26 PM

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