Jim ElderJanuary 11th, 2020 | Paid Obituary
Jim Elder passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at his home in Simms, Texas. He was 84. Jim was born August 19, 1935, in Sicklerville, New Jersey to James Patrick and Esther G. Wilson Elder. He was a veteran of the United States Army, a retired Assistant Fire Chief for Red River Army Depot and was of the Christian faith. He was preceded in death by his parents; one wife, Peggy J. Elder; five brothers; and three sisters. He is survived by his wife, Maxine Elder of Simms, Texas; four sons, Jimmy Elder and his wife, Linda of Houston, Texas, Mike Elder of Simms, Texas, Sean Elder and his wife, Tessa of Texarkana, Texas and Mike Daniel and his wife, Mashell of Simms, Texas; two daughters, Kathy Baylor and her husband, Steve of Sweeney, Texas and Rhonda Tomberlin and her husband, Del of Holly Lake, Texas; one daughter-in-law, Susan McIntyre of Simms, Texas; three sisters, Pat Norman of Orlando, Florida, Kathleen Kulas of West Berlin, New Jersey, and Esther Taylor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; nine grandchildren, Jason Baylor, Jaime Baylor, Nikki Pimentel, Glen Elder, Staci Elder, Kyle Elder, Kristen Elder, Kandis Elder, and Ross Daniel; seven great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, January 13, 2020 at Bates Family Funeral Home in De Kalb, Texas with Rev. Steve Minter officiating. Interment will follow at Sand Hill Cemetery in Simms, Texas. Visitation will be held 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Bates Family Funeral Home in De Kalb, Texas. Memorials may be made to Simms VFD, PO Box 87, Simms, TX 75574. Online registration at www.batesfamilyfuneralhome.com.