William Lloyd “Bill” Elrod

August 30, 1936 ‒ October 29, 2020

Ontario, Ohio

ONTARIO: William Lloyd “Bill” Elrod passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Thursday, October 29, 2020 from his Ontario home. He was 84.

Born August 30, 1936 in New Matamoras, OH to parents William Lloyd and Dorothy Eloise (White) Kemp. He served four years with the US Air Force and then worked over 40 years with General Motors as a journeyman in welder maintenance and taught robotics. Bill was a lieutenant with the Springfield Township Volunteer Fire Department.

He enjoyed working in his yard and could fix anything. He was a selfless person and had a great sense of humor. He was a proud father and grandfather. He had a special bond with his three younger sisters and would talk with them almost every day. He enjoyed going to breakfast weekly and exercising with his retired General Motors friends.

Described as a well-loved and wonderful family man, he is survived by his beloved wife Patricia (Kilgore) Elrod, whom he married January 5, 1962; their children Gwen (Stephen) Androw of Plain City and Tom (Daisy) Elrod of Marysville; grandchildren David (Erin) Elrod, Madison Androw and Cameron Androw; siblings Donna Jean Amos, Sandy Ewing, and Judy Wiggins; many beloved nieces and nephews, in-laws, and extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his stepfather Alf Kemp.

A graveside service will be held in Bellville Cemetery at 2 p.m. Friday, November 20, 2020. American Legion Post #535 will offer military honors and Chaplain Rick Utt of Home Care Matters Hospice will speak. Springfield Township Fire Department will honor former Lt. Elrod with Last Call rites.

Bill’s family would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation to the kind and attentive staff of Avita Home Healthcare and hospice.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to Avita Hospice may be mailed to the funeral home: Snyder Funeral Home, 350 Marion Avenue, Mansfield, OH 44903.

Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Elrod family. Share a message of support with them online at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • My heart is heavy at this loss – my brother was so kind to all of us, that I told him that I was mad at him because I could not remember anytime in our lives that he was mean. He loved his family – his wife was the “dream of his life” and the children and grandchildren were always tops in his everyday thinking. Each of we three sisters, (Donna, Judy and myself) could sit for hours and go over the happiness he brought to our lives. The only consolidation, I have..is that he is in a “better place” and smiling down on us. Sandra S. Ewing, sister…

  • My heart goes out to your whole family.i will always treasure the times we have shared with him. He will always be in our hearts and minds. My big brother was a one of a kind, always a caring and loving man.

  • To the entire Elrod family I’m sending condolences and prayers to help lift those heavy hearts. and for Sandy mentioning he’s smileing down — he always had a smile and for the many times that Smitty and I would visit there was always something that was being tinkered with…………many happy memories!

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