October 3, 1926 – November 23, 2012
James M. Elrod, 86, Ankeny, Iowa, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, November 23, 2012.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 3, at Ankeny Baptist Church, where Mr. Elrod was a long-time member. Visitation will be held 10-11 am prior to the 11 am funeral. Interment at Ankeny Memorial Gardens will be immediately after the service.
Born on October 3, 1926 to Lloyd and Dorothy (Cook) Elrod, Mr. Elrod graduated from Mingo High School. A WWII veteran, Mr. Elrod married Virginia (Ginny) Bohrn on March 14, 1948. Together, they made their home in Ankeny and raised two sons, Lant and Dana.
Mr. Elrod’s career was with Paxton Hardwoods, and he spent his retirement years traveling, restoring and showing classic antique cars.
He is survived by two sons, Lant (Brenda) Elrod of Raleigh, NC, Dana (Marge) Elrod of Sunrise Beach, MO; two grandsons, LJ (Erika) Elrod, Grant Elrod, and two great-grandchildren. In addition, he is survived by brother Phil (Mary Ann) Elrod, and sisters Barbara (Jean) Turpin and Linda (Gary) Tett. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a brother-in-law, Ed Turpin.
Memorial Services of Iowa Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to the Ankeny Baptist Church or Blue Moon Animal Sanctuary, P. O. Box 294, Linn Creek, MO.Information provided by: Memorial Services of Iowa 4208 North Ankeny Blvd Ankeny, IA 50023 515.964.0592 www.memorialservicesofiowa.com