Caleb Ryan Elder, 35, of Advance, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at his home.
A public graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery with Reverend Jamie Steele officiating. The family will see friends after the service at the cemetery. Ryan will lie-in-state at Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington from 12 Noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday prior to service.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, facial masks and social distancing are requested.
Ryan was born on January 17, 1986, in Catawba County, to Gary Lee and Kathy Keever Elder. Ryan was a Social Worker for the State of South Carolina and a member of East Taylorsville Baptist Church. He graduated from Alexander Central and continued his education at Gardner-Webb University, Costal Carolina University, and University of South Carolina with his Master’s Degree. Ryan had a great love and compassion for the Special Needs Community.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Loyd Keever (June) and Roy Elder.
He is survived by his wife, Lauren Michele Gobble of the home; parents; and sister, Jatana Leigh Elder who he had a great bond and love for. Also left to cherish his memory are grandmother, Emily Elder, and Lauren’s parents, Greg and Jodie Gobble.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Alexander County Special Olympics, 45 Wildoak Circle, Taylorsville, NC 28681.