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James "Jimmy" H. Elder

July 29, 1947 ~ May 18, 2020 (age 72)

Obituary

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James “Jimmy” H. Elder, age 72, resident of Phenix City, Alabama, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020 at East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika, Alabama.  Funeral services are scheduled at the Chapel of Vance Brooks Funeral Home on Friday, May 22, 2020 with Reverend Wayne Veal officiating.  Interment will follow at Lakeview Memory Gardens.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. 

Mr. Elder, son of the late James Lemuel Elder and Ann Margarite Tucker Elder, was born July 29, 1947 in Columbus, Georgia.  A 1965 graduate of Central High School and 1970 graduate of Auburn University where he received a MBA in Accounting, Mr. Elder began a career with Nabisco/Kraft Foods, faithfully working for over 35 years.  He then began working in the Phenix City School System, providing guidance in PE, ISS, Reading Intervention, and Special Needs until his retirement.  Mr. Elder closely followed both Central High School football and Auburn University football.  He loved his family immensely and enjoyed traveling.  Mr. Elder attended Restoration House Ministry and was noted as a man who never met a stranger.  His family remembers him as a first class southern gentleman, a second father to many, and a man who will truly be missed by all.

He is survived by a daughter, Casey Elder Melton of Phenix City, Alabama; son, Chris Elder also of Phenix City, Alabama; sister, Jean Elizabeth Whitaker of Crawford, Alabama; brother, Joseph Richard Elder and his wife Nichole of Phenix City, Alabama; former spouse, Janise Elder of Phenix City, Alabama; three grandchildren, Jordan Melton, Jamisen Melton, and Jillian Melton; nieces; nephews; many other relatives and friends. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to COVID-19 Response Fund at www.feedamerica.org.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
May 21, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Vance Brooks Funeral Home - PC
3738 Hwy 431 North / 280 West
Phenix City, AL 36867

Funeral Service
Friday
May 22, 2020

2:00 PM
Vance Brooks Funeral Home - PC
3738 Hwy 431 North / 280 West
Phenix City, AL 36867

Interment following funeral service
Friday
May 22, 2020

Lakeview Memory Gardens, Phenix City, Alabama

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