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300 South Morton Street ( U.S. 31)
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John  W.

June 3, 1939 – November 25, 2018

John  Elrod
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Obituary for John W. Elrod

John W. Elrod, 79, of Greenwood, IN passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018 at the Hearth at Stones Crossing in Greenwood, IN. He was born June 3, 1939 in Indianapolis, IN to Charles Kilmer Elrod and Catherine Ann (Hannaum) Elrod. He married Patricia Rae (Davidson) Elrod on November 12, 1960 in Indianapolis, IN, she survives.
John was a 1957 graduate of Southport High School. He along with his wife Pat founded the Light Gallery in Greenwood, IN in 1976 and operated it until 2012. He previously had been an engineer with Marquette Machinery. He had been a member of the Community Church of Greenwood since 1987, where he had served as an elder. He previously had been a member of Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church in Stones Crossing, Greenwood.
John lived his life for the Glory of God and a servant of Jesus Christ in his life.
Survivors include his children Anthony B. “Tony” Elrod (Denise) of Fishers, IN, Dawn (Elrod) Cox (David) of Greenwood, IN, and Kim (Elrod) Allen (Adam) of Greenwood, IN., grandchildren Maddison (Elrod) Humphreys (Jordan), Makenzi (Elrod) Price (Dustin), Luke Murphy, Adam Murphy, Courteney M. Cox, Rachel M. Cox, Taylor M. Allen, Katy L. Allen, Ashley G. Allen, Riley F. Allen; great-grandchildren Jayce A. Humphreys and Keegan Price; a brother Gilbert Elrod (Paula) of Englewood, FL; a sister Mary Thomas (Steve) of Indianapolis, IN; and a brother-in-law Jim Cummings of Greenwood, IN.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters Judy Curtis, Sue Cummings, and brother in law Dave Curtis.
Pastor Bill Turner will conduct a service celebrating the life of John W. Elrod on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 11AM at the Community Church of Greenwood, 1477 West Main Street, in Greenwood, IN, where the family will receive friends from 10AM till service time at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions and donations be made to Rock Steady Boxing, a gym that provides boxing classes to men and women fighting Parkinson’s disease at all levels. Checks can be made payable to Rock Steady Boxing, in memory of John Elrod, and in honor of Steve Clodfelter and mailed to Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) Franklin, IN. 46131, or Shoe Closets Inc. “taking steps toward helping children by equipping them with shoes for their feet and an understanding in their hearts that they are significant.” Checks can be made payable to Shoe Closets Inc. in memory of John Elrod. Mail to 530 Elbow Bend Blvd, Greenwood, IN 46142, and or the Community Church of Greenwood, 1477 W. Main Street, Greenwood, IN 46142.
Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin, IN, is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Information at 317-738-0202.


When Saturday, December 29th, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Community Church Of Greenwood
1477 W. Main Street
Greenwood, IN 46142

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Saturday, December 29th, 2018 11:00am
Pastor Bill Turner
Community Church Of Greenwood
1477 W. Main Street
Greenwood, IN 46142