OBITUARY

Mr. James Neil Elrod

December 9, 1933June 13, 2020
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James "Neil" Elrod, 86, of Easley, husband of the late Geraldine Sexton Elrod, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at his home.

Born on December 9, 1933 in Pickens County, he was a US Army veteran and was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church and attended George's Creek Baptist Church. He worked for Dixie Machine Tool for almost 50 years and was a fan of Nascar and Clemson football. Neil enjoyed gardening and listening to Bluegrass music and was extremely particular about his own landscaping. Above everything, Neil loved and cherished his wife, family and friends.

Surviving are his daughter, Rhonda Perry (Richard); one sister, Yvonne Bryant (George); five brothers, William Elrod (Shirley), Gary Elrod (Jean), Marvin Elrod (Brenda), TJ Elrod (Eloise), and Hugh Elrod; three granddaughters, Taylor McJunkin (Brent), Claiborne Leaphart (Blake) and Ali Perry.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Dillard Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. in the Dillard Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Pickens, SC.

The family will be at the home.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis and in accordance with CDC guidelines, we are limiting the gathering to 50 persons or less in order to protect the health of the Elrod family, our community, and our associates. We ask that you kindly respect this request for the benefit of all we serve.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 16, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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Mr. James Neil Elrod

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Audrey Dodgens

June 22, 2020

To all the family, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss of Neil. You all have my deepest sympathy. May God bless and comfort each of you. I remember Neil and Geraldine from our Galloway family reunions. I am the daughter of Carlos and Ethel Dodgens.
Audey Dodgens

Doug Angel

June 16, 2020

Our church family at Georges Creek Baptist certainly shares the pain of the loss of this wonderful gentleman, but we are comforted in the sure knowledge that he lives in eternal Glory now.

Helen Dodgens

June 15, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Elrod family. We loved Neal and Geraldine along with the other family members who were raised on Table Rock Road. Please accept our condolences and prayers in his passing to his heavenly home.
Jimmy and Helen Dodgens

Ty Leslie

June 15, 2020

May Gods light shine eternal on all of you.
Gods peace,
Ty Leslie

Don Crews

June 15, 2020

I always looked forward to my Sunday morning conversations with Brother Neil at Georges Creek. He was a sweet, friendly and gentle man who dearly loved his family.

Tracy Richardson

June 15, 2020

Rhonda, I am so sorry about your dads passing. I would be there if we hadn't already planned this out of town trip. You and your famiky are in my thoughts and prayers

Tracy Richardson

Carl S Bagwell

June 14, 2020

There were many memories on Neil and his all of his brothers and sister of being a distant cousin on the Edens side.You never forget the politeness and mannerism of those that GOD puts in your heart. Mr and Mrs Thomas Elrod raised a very fine family and you have very utmost respect for living in a christian home and coming to know JESUS CHRIST as LORD AND SAVIOR. Mrs Elrod my family and me will be praying for you and family in the days ahead. Neil has already met THE LORD and probably his mother and father. GOD will be by you every day and night in the many days and years that we will face.

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