Rev. Tom Elder

25 August, 2021

Rev. Thomas Elder died August 25, 2021. He was a retired elder in the Free Methodist Church serving as pastor of Mt. Hope UMC in the Northwest District.

The arrangements are as follows:

  • Visitation will be Saturday, August 28 from 1-3 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home (1600 Highway 31 SW, Hartselle, AL 35640).
  • The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. in the Peck Funeral Home Chapel.
  • Burial will be in Burningtree Memorial Gardens.  

He was in ministry for 62 years serving United Methodist and Free Methodist churches. He served churches in the North Alabama Conference since 1996 including Basham Chapel, Oak Ridge, Moss Chapel and Mt. Hope UMCs. Additionally, he served as the Chaplain for the Morgan County Sheriff's Department for many years.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to St. Jude's Hospital at

Please remember his wife Sandra and family in your prayers.

Rev. Tom Elder
Discover, Develop and Deploy Spiritual Leaders to Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.