Edward Keith Elias COLUMBIA - Edward "Ed" Keith Elias, 76, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, April 8, 2017. A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 17, 2017, in Greenlawn Cemetery in Spartanburg, SC. He was born in Spartanburg, SC, on February 8, 1941, to James F. Elias, Sr. and Raye Gilmer Elias. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church of Spartanburg. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Henry Paul Elias, Sr. Charles Eugene Elias and James Franklin Elias, Jr. He served his country in Vietnam and was a Purple Heart recipient. He was an avid golfer and a former president of Mid Carolina Country Club. Ed was a huge Clemson Tigers fan and was very athletic. He was a kind and compassionate man, who would help anyone in need, and he never met a stranger. He was truly one of a kind, and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Elizabeth, his son, Larry Gosnell (Sandy), and daughter, Susan Elias. He is also survived by his sister, Gail Horton, numerous nieces and nephews, friends, and his beloved dog, Buddy. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of PruittHealth Hospice for their care and compassion shown to him and his family. Please sign the online guest book at http://www.moseleyfuneralservice.com/ .
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