Columbia-Edward Keith Elias 76. (Ed) passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, April 8th, 2017. A graveside service will be held. He was born in Spartanburg, SC on February 8th, 1941 to James F. Elias, Sr. and Raye Gilmer Elias. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church of Spartanburg. He is 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 is 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.