George Kay "Juice" Elder, 84, of Fort Ashby, passed away on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at Dawn View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Fort Ashby.
Born in Cumberland on March 20, 1933, he was the son of the late George William Elder and Mildred (Rossman) Elder.
Kay was a graduate of Fort Ashby High School where he excelled at basketball. Following graduation, he served with the U.S. Army in Korea from May 1953 to May 1955. He was a member of the Iron Workers Local 568 (Cumberland) and the Boiler Makers Local 154 (Pittsburgh).
He was a member of Fort Ashby Post 6667, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a life-long member of the National Rifle Association.
Kay was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Cumberland where he served on the church board and as an usher. He was a life-long hunter, especially of turkey (his favorite) and deer, and enjoyed numerous hunting trips to Colorado with friends in pursuit of elk and antelope.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Ray Eugene Elder and William Fay Elder.
Kay is survived by his wife of 45 years, Mary Jo (Brodbeck) Elder; brother, Jay and wife, Mary, of Tennessee; sister-in-law, Betty Jane (Ward) Elder; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at Upchurch Funeral Home Inc, Route 28, Fort Ashby, on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Services will be held Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Barkley officiating.
Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery where military honors will be accorded by Fort Cumberland Post 13 Veterans Honor Guard.
Serving as pallbearers will be Bernie Clark, Orvin Wagoner, Kevin Livengood, Scott Barnes, Herb VanPelt, and Butch Elder.
Memorial contributions may be made to either First Church of the Nazarene, 508 E. Oldtown Road, Cumberland, MD 21502 or to Dawn View Nursing & Rehab Center, P.O. Box 686, Fort Ashby, WV 26719.
Published on November 6, 2017