Oct. 19, 1936 - Dec. 10, 2012 OKLAHOMA CITY Elzie went home to our Lord Jesus Christ after a short illness with cancer. He was born in Stroud, OK & grew up in Pampa, TX. Elzie was a Pastor & graduated from Howard Payne University. He loved serving the Lord & pastored for 25 yrs. In 1991, Elzie & Lois moved to OKC & worked as a certified network engineer until he retired in 2008. His greatest love in life, besides the Lord, was his wife of 58 years, Lois Henson, whom he met in a roller skating rink in Pampa, TX. They married in 1955 and only death could keep them apart. Elzie was preceded in death by his parents, William & Lucille Shafer. He is survived by his wife, Lois Teague; 2 daughters, Debra Jones & Suzan Cervantes; 1 son, David Teague; 4 grandchildren, Chris Stansell, Cara McLeod, Aaron Stansell and Jessica Cervantes; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Carolyn James. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at Grace Fellowship Church, 3201 60th Ave. N.W., Norman, OK, under the direction of John M. Ireland Funeral Home, Moore, OK.

Published in The Oklahoman on Dec. 13, 2012