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Stephen Guy Elder, Sr.

November 16, 1943 - September 2, 2021

U.S. Veteran

A celebration of Stephen’s life will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. The family requests that those attending Stephen’s service please wear a face mask.

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Stephen Guy Elder, Sr. 77, of Lynchburg, VA, died Thursday, September 2, 2021.  He was the loving husband of Catherine Marshall Elder for 52 years.

Stephen was born Tuesday, November 16, 1943, in Lynchburg, VA, a son of the late Charles Guy Elder and Margaret Lee Saunders Elder.  He proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy.  He worked at West Rock where he was a Machinist for 58 years.  He was a loyal lifetime Moose member of Lodge #715 for over 31 years; he also received the Pilgrim Degree, June 5, 2021, at The House of God in Mooseheart, Illinois, but passed before his local ceremony.

He was an adoring and devoted husband to his wife, Catherine Marshall Elder, and father to his children:  Guy Elder and spouse, Tricia, Randy Elder and Kim, Edie Baldwin and her spouse, Jerry, and Stephen Elder and his spouse, Heidi; his twin brother, Stanley Elder and brother, Mitchell Elder and his spouse, Susan.  He is also survived by his grandchildren: Tiffany, Nelson, Lauren, Charles, Catherine, and Alec and his great-grandchildren, Adam, and Luke.

A celebration of Stephen’s life will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. The family requests that those attending Stephen’s service please wear a face mask.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, 220 Breezewood Dr., Lynchburg, is assisting the family. 

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