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Dr Wilburn Thomas “Bud” Elrod

Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Death 1 Jun 2013 (aged 86)
Burial Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 111817844 · View Source
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Dr. "Bud" Wilburn Thomas Elrod

Passed peacefully on June 1, 2013, at the age of 86. He was born October 6, 1926 in Indianapolis, IN to Merritt and Roxanne Elrod.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Carl Robert Elrod. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Jeanette (Jan) Elrod; son, Gary Elrod, Rogers, AR; daughter, Leslie Elrod-Suttle and her husband, Sam Suttle; step-grandsons, Andrew and Jordan Suttle. Other survivors include sister-in-law, Helen Elrod; nephew, Mark Elrod; nieces, Robin Clare and Brenda Hegel; nephews, Brent and Vince Smith, Keith, Kevin and Kyle Winton and niece, Cindy Winton Remley.

Bud started school in Warren Township and graduated from Franklin Township High School. Following graduation, Bud joined the Army, serving two years as a musician, and was discharged as a T/4. After discharge he pursued his interest in education by graduating from Jordon College of Music, Butler University, with a Bachelors and masters Degrees. He later received his Doctorate in Education from the University of Illinois.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, June 4 from 4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. in Greiner Funeral Home , 2005 North 13th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47804. Private graveside services will be held Wednesday morning in Roselawn Memorial Park. A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 in Maple Avenue United Methodist Church, 1203 Maple Avenue, Terre Haute, IN, with a gathering of family and friends from Noon until service time.

In lieu of flowers the family requests dontions be made to Maple Avenue United Methodist Church or the Wilburn T. Elrod Secondary Education Scholarship at Indiana State University.




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 111817844
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