GREER, S.C. -- James Lee Elser, 60, of Greer, S.C., and formerly of Ney, Ohio, passed away from lymphoma on Saturday, April 20, 2013.
He was born in Defiance County, Ohio, on November 18, 1952, He was the son of Glenn and Dorothy (Greuter) Elser. He married Sue (Pickle) Elser, who survives. Jim was retired from General Motors. He loved to play golf, travel and spend time with his family.
Surviving are his wife; four children, Jimmy (Dreanna) Elser of Winterhaven, Fla., Jason (Shelley) Elser of Pioneer, Ohio, Jeff (Tina) Elser of Las Vegas, Nev., and daughter, Jamie (Bryan) Steel, St. Louis, Mo.; five grandchildren, Garrett Elser, Lauren Elser, Emma Elser, Mia Steel and Loewen Steel; stepgrandchildren, Melissa (Matthew) Koop, Matthew (Katie) Towers and Elizabeth Seeman; a brother, Glenn (Sandy) Elser Jr., Greer, S.C.; and two sisters, Karen (John) Sheets, Ney, and Ann Johns, Defiance.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Glenn and Dorothy Elser; and a sister, Sharon Marie Elser.
Jim's wishes were to be cremated and laid to rest beside his parents in Ney.