CALERA  — Billy Elrod a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and resident of Lone Grove, Okla., passed into the arms of his Savior in Ardmore, Okla., on Wednesday May 10, 2017, at the age of 78 years 9 months and 4 days. He was born on August 6, 1938, to Francis Marion and Anna Lou (Aven) Elrod. Billy married Frances Louise Robinson in Anna, Texas, on December 7, 1964.
Billy proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He was a tool and die maker, and a machinist by trade. Billy was a member of the Calera Baptist Church.
Mr. Elrod is survived by his wife, Frances of the home; daughters, Anna Marie Noe of Conroe, Texas, Tammy Elaine Watt of Pottsboro, Texas, and Jacqueline Francis Jones of Lone Grove, Okla.; son, Christian Paul Elrod of Lexington, Ky.; grandchildren, Chad Hodge of Anna, Texas, Kyle Hodge of Pottsboro, Texas, Zachary Noe of DeRidder, La., Adam Elrod of Lexington, Ky., Beth Jones of Lone Grove, Okla., and Evie Jones of Lone Grove, Okla.; five great-grandchildren; and brother, Benny Elrod of Dallas, Texas.
Mr. Elrod was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Anna Lou Elrod; and granddaughter, Candice Dawn Felts.
Family Hour was 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Holmes~Coffey~Murray Chapel in Durant, Okla., on Friday, May 12, 2017.  A church service was 2 p.m. Saturday May 13, 2017, at the Calera Baptist Church with Jacob Toews officiating. Interment followed at Rosehill Cemetery in Calera.  
Serving as pallbearers were Chad Hodge, Matthew Satterfield, Monty Jones, Stacy Hodge    and the honorary pallbearers are Kyle Hodge and Zachary Noe.     
Family and friends may send online condolences and view tributes at www.holmescoffeymurray.com.
Services are under the direction of Holmes Coffey Murray Funeral Home, Durant, Okla.