Funeral services for Mr. Norman David Elrod of West Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 12, 2022 in the West Monroe chapel of Griffin Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Calhoun, LA under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home West Monroe. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until time-of-service Wednesday at the funeral home.
David was born April 8, 1946 in Winnsboro, LA and passed from this life on October 9, 2022 at his home in West Monroe, LA at the age of 76. He was a graduate of Winnsboro High School, and after high school he attended Northeast Louisiana State College. David retired from the U.S. Postal Service after many years of service as a rural mail carrier. He was an entrepreneur and owned and operated The Honey Bee Beauty Supply store for more than ten years. He was also the founder, along with his wife Diane, of D&D Aviary. He bred and raised show Parakeets for forty years earning acclaim for the quality of his birds. David was a skilled carpenter and a craftsman who took great pride in his work. As a young man he loved fast cars. David was known to be a stubborn man, but he had a gentle heart. He loved children, the elderly, dogs, and birds. David found pleasure in listening to old-style gospel music, in watching LSU football, and swapping stories of days long past. Throughout his entire life he was allergic to eggs. David will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Marjorie Elrod; and one infant son, Matthew.
Survivors include his wife, Diane of West Monroe; two sons, Paul Elrod and his wife Amy of Denver, CO and Tim Elrod of Farmerville; four grandchildren, Dustin Elrod, Aria Elrod, Katelann Powell and her husband Justin, and Kristen Elrod; along with two great-grandchildren, Maddox and Adalynn Powell. He is also survived by four siblings, Candy Priest and her husband Charles of Frisco, TX, Peggy Nations and her husband Sam of Winnsboro, Steve Elrod and his wife Rosemary of Franklin, TN, and Rod Elrod and his wife Debi of Winnsboro; he is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Pallbearers will be Paul Elrod, Tim Elrod, Dustin Elrod, Anthony Warner, Austin Warner, and Chris Salsbury.