Doy served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. He was employed for 38 years at the US Steel Plant as a Crane Operator and Personnel Clerk in the Rolling Mill. He attended the Elyria Community Church of the Nazarene and was a member of the American Legion. He was a woodcrafter and attended craft shows for over 20 years.
Mr. Elder is survived by his sons, Michael (Kay) of Littleton, Colorado, Dale (Karen) of Elyria; daughter, Ruth (Jeff) Bates of Elyria; grandchildren, Nicole and Ryan Bates and Lauren Elder; step grandchildren, Fred and April; and step great grandchildren, Tad, Dusty, and Cole; sisters, Edith Williams of Florida, Mary White of West Virginia, and Ruby Massey of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Effa (nee Curry); brother, Chester Elder; and sister, Mabel Elder.
Friends may call 2 to 6 P.M., Sunday, September 15, 2013, at the Elyria Community Church of the Nazarene, 1107 Clemens Avenue, Elyria. Funeral service will be 10 A.M., Monday, September 16, 2013, at the church. Reverend George Gribben will officiate. Interment will be in Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria. Military Honors will be performed by VFW Post #1079 of Elyria.