Born July 3, 1940, in Hayti, son of the late John H. and Alice Vernisha Sutton Eledge Sr., he was a U.S. Navy veteran, a factory worker and a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Flint, Texas.
Survivors include two sons, John Robert Eledge and wife, Heather and Roger Wayne Eledge and wife, Tammy; one daughter, Sabra Lynn Shaffer and husband, Lloyd; one sister, Ina Claire Sanders, of Hayti; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by one brother, John H. Eledge and one sister, Jeri Reid.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti with Bro. Doug Wahls officiating.
Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Hayti.
Pallbearers were family and friends.