Wilton "Bill" Elrod PDF Print E-mail

Mr. Wilton Robert “Bill” Elrod, Jr., 92, of Newberry, SC died peacefully September 9, 2017, at Warriors Walk Inpatient Hospice Facility, Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, SC.

Mr. Elrod was born September 20, 1924 in Easley, SC, a son of the late Wilton Elrod, Sr. and Rosa Coward Elrod. He was a member of College Street Baptist Church. He retired from Oakland Textile Mill. He proudly served his country in the US Navy during World War II in addition to serving in the Newberry National Guard until his retirement. While his health permitted, he loved camping, casting a fishing line at Lake Murray or at the beach fishing off a pier and pulling in a “Big One!”

Survivors include one son, Timothy Robert (Linda) Elrod of Gilbert; three daughters, Vicky E. (Larry) Kyzer of Orangeburg, Cheryl L. Elrod of Lexington and Dina E. (Bill) Mangum of Camden; eight grandchildren, Misti K. Jurecki of Charleston, Brian J. (Lori) Elrod of West Columbia, Lindsay E. (Randy) Arant of Lexington, Kurtlin M. (Ayzia) Taylor of Lugoff, Zachary T. (Shayla) Taylor and Ashton T. (Joseph) Reese of Columbia, Carrie Deanne & Joshua A. Elrod of Lexington; eight great-grandchildren, Gabe & Caleb Jurecki of Charleston, Elliott & Eva Elrod of West Columbia, Ryder & AnnMaesyn Arant of Lexington, Ainzley & McKenna Taylor of Lugoff; two sisters, Pansy E. Perkins of Newberry and Joan E. Ward of Winter Park, Florida. He was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Sadie Schumpert Elrod, a brother, Troy Elrod and two sisters, Christine Sessoms and Bethel E. Mazza.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel in Newberry, SC with the Rev. Chad Asby, Pastor of College Street Baptist Church officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30 - 2:30 pm at the funeral home prior to the service.Burial will follow in Rosemont Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Freedom and Hope Foundation, 598 Hollands Landing Road, Prosperity, SC 29127 or to College Street Baptist Church, 3240 College Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be Brian Elrod, Kurtlin Taylor, Zach Taylor, Joseph Reese, Kenny Mazza, Larry Mazza and Ross Sessoms.

Our family would like to extend a special heartfelt thanks to the Warriors Walk staff at Dorn VA Medical Hospice Wing for the excellent care they provided. We give God the glory for placing our Dad and our family into your loving care for the final weeks of his life.

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#16 Heather 2017-09-13 14:17
I wanted to reach out to you during this sad time to offer my condolences. While nothing will completely take away your grief, by meditating on God's promises found in the Bible, you can find real hope and the strength to keep going. I have found the scripture at Isaiah 25:8 to be especially comforting. Here it promises that God "will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces."
#15 Dickey Thompson 2017-09-13 13:41
Tim and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. It sounds like your Dad had a wonderful life and was able to enjoy it for many years. God's peace and comfort be with you all. Dickey Thompson
#14 Bobby Riley 2017-09-13 07:22
Tim, Saddened to learn of your Dad's passing. May the Lord give you comfort and peace at this difficult time.
#13 Karen craven 2017-09-12 17:48
Vicky and family you have my deepest sympathy lots of love and prayers karen craven
#12 Jennifer Ward 2017-09-11 18:10
Spending time with him and you all was the best part of my childhood. Thank you for all the beautiful memories that have helped shape my life. You were the end of the firework show My beloved Uncke Bill! Love you so much & have fun in Heaven!
#11 MARY MERCHANT 2017-09-11 13:50
#10 Cecil & Leigh Ringer 2017-09-11 13:20
Tim and family:
We are praying for you and your family in this time of the homegoing of your dad. May God bless!
#9 Barnette Golden 2017-09-11 10:49
Even though I won't be there, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Your family has always been so special to me.
God loves you and I love you,
Barnette Golden
#8 Sheriff Lee Foster 2017-09-11 06:54
Our family offers you our deepest sympathy. We thank him for his service to God and Country. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#7 Ruby Point 2017-09-10 20:04
So sorry to hear about Mr. Bill,
He was always so near and dear to me from Hunt Memorial days to being a wonderful client. He and your mom are together smiling down on their wonderful children. My prayers are with all of you.

Ruby Fuller Point
#6 Charlene Counts 2017-09-10 19:48
Cheryl, sending love and prayers for peace and comfort at this difficult time.
#5 Donna Cotney Berley 2017-09-10 18:30
Dina and family, I am sorry to hear about dad. You have my deepest condolences and I will be praying for you. Your dad is at peace in his heavenly home and rejoicing with our Lord and Savior. Love you Dina....
#4 Byrd & Susan Smith 2017-09-10 18:11
Loving thoughts & prayers to each of you❣ What a beautiful blessing is has been to see the Family Love that You All share. Treasure those Precious Memories! There is a Grand "Welcome Home" Party going on in Heaven today❤
#3 James Hawkins 2017-09-10 15:40
Vicky, Cheryl, Tim & Dina
Know that James and I love all of you and are thinking of you at this time.
#2 Janice Meeks 2017-09-10 12:30
Cheryl, Vicki and family,

I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Sincerely, Janice Meeks
#1 Annette Kyzer 2017-09-10 07:49
Sending prayers, words of comfort, love and sincere sympathy to the family. God's Blessing to each of you.
Annette Kyzer