Elisha Strom, 84, of Brunswick, and formerly of Patterson, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Brunswick.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at Chapman Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Julian Strom and the Rev. Stanley Steverson officiating. A private interment will follow at 3 p.m. at Blackshear Cemetery, in Blackshear.
A visitation for family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Elisha was born Nov. 17, 1934, in Telfair County, Ga., to Mary Burgess and George Washington Strom. He was a 1954 graduate of Milan High School, and started his sales career as a door-to-door salesman with Fuller Brush Co. He then worked in industrial sales most of his career, running his own company, Nu Chem Industries, since 1976, officially retiring in 2018. Elisha was a devoted Christian, who loved old time gospel music, attending Emanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear, loved to play the piano and keyboard, and sing those gospel songs. He enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and fishing.
Survivors include his daughters, Nell Murray (Tim) and Ronda Brinson (Mike); grandchildren, Blake Murray, Samantha Murray West, Mikey Brinson, Mikala Brinson and Mikinley Brinson; great-grandchildren, Alexis West, Eli West, Carter Murray, Ryan Murray, Walker West and Deacon Murray; a brother, Walter Julian Strom; a sister, Yvonne Nunnold; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by eight siblings; his first wife, Willie Jo Bridges Strom, on July 29, 2005; and his second wife, Joyce Gasque Strom, on Jan. 18, 2014.
Chapman Funeral Chapel & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.