- Category: Obituaries
- Published on 19 March 2014
- Written by Mount Vernon Optic-Herald
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Oliver Jackson Elrod, Jr. “Jackie”, age 63, of Mount Vernon, passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday, March 13, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Jackie was born on September 19, 1950 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Oliver Jackson, Sr. and Elizabeth Davis Elrod; she survives. Jackie owned and operated Elrod’s Auto Body in Dallas for nearly 30 years. In his free time, Jackie loved to fish, cook and entertain. His infectious laugh, big heart, and giving nature will be missed by all who knew him.
Jackie is survived by one daughter, Jenni Taylor, and husband Chris, of Orlando, FL; sons, Oliver Ryan Elrod, and wife Emma, of Orlando, FL, and Christopher Jay Young of Panama; grandsons, Jacob DeBerry, Asher DeBerry, Gavin Taylor, Cohen Taylor, and Oliver Elrod; one brother, Johnny Elrod; and one sister, Patsy Elrod.
Jackie is also preceded in death by one sister, Gloria Elrod.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.