Gerald Elder, 78, of Taylorsville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Valley Nursing Center.
Gerald was born January 23, 1941, in Alexander County, the son of the late Hayward Frank Elder and Ruby Hendren Elder.
He had worked in the furniture industry and retired from Alexvale Furniture. He was a member of Beulah Baptist Church. He enjoyed dirt track racing and fishing.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene Payne Elder; and a brother-in-law, Nelson Brown.
Those left to cherish and honor his memory include his son, Aaron Elder of Taylorsville and significant other, Alexis Barnes, of Stony Point; a sister, Merle Brown of Taylorsville; two brothers, Larry Elder and wife Phyllis, and Roger Elder, all of Taylorsville; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Beulah Baptist Church. Rev. Keith Bowman, Rev. Stephen Dagenhart, and Rev. Neil Walker will officiate. Burial will follow in the Taylorsville City Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Pallbearers include: Woody Childers, Chris Elder, Kevin Elder, Philip Payne, Jeff White, and Jason Mecimore.
Memorials may be made to: Beulah Baptist Church, 336 Black Oak Ridge Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to be serving the Elder Family.
To the Elder Family.
I didn’t know Mr Elder very well – only as the neighbor who always had a kind hello and a smile as I waited for the school bus with my grandchildren across the street from his home.
My deepest and sincerest condolences for your loss. I know it is a difficult time to lose a loved one; but we can cling to that glorious hope that Jesus is soon coming back after His church, and we will all meet again, and be forever with Him!!
God bless each of you and give you comfort during this difficult time.