Visitation Sunday and Monday in Toccoa for DNR Capt. Stan Elrod

Visitation will be held this afternoon and Monday at Whitlock Mortuary in Toccoa for Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Captain Stan Elrod.

The family will receive friends from 3p to 6p Sunday and from 2p to 6p Monday at the mortuary.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2p in Toccoa at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa. Burial will be in Stephens Memorial Gardens.

Elrod was struck and killed by a motorist last Thursday evening in Madison County while physically training in Danielsville.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, Elrod was struck by a Maroon 2008 Chevy Cobalt while on Hunt Road in Madison County.

Troopers said the driver failed to maintain his lane and struck Elrod on the southbound side near the shoulder.

The driver of the Chevy Cobalt is identified as 31-year old Arvil Hamons, of Danielsville.

He was arrested at the scene and is charged with first-degree vehicular homicide, along with other numerous charges.

Elrod had been with the Georgia DNR for 28 years.

“His death is devastating for his family, colleagues, and the State of Georgia. Please join Marty, the girls, and I in praying for his loved ones as they mourn,” said Governor Brian Kemp Friday.

Among his many accomplishments, Elrod was a board member of the Outdoor Dream Foundation.

He was a cyclist and participated with the Police Unity Tour and was a founding member of the DNR Honor Guard.

In 1999, Elrod was named Ranger of the Year and in 1996 served on the security team for the 1996 Olympic Games.

Courtesy Elrod Family

Courtesy Elrod family

He was also part of the security team during the G8 Summit.

Originally from Toccoa, Elrod and his family lived in Danielsville where he was an active member of Trinity Baptist Church.

He leaves behind a wife and two sons.

Elrod is also survived by his parents, in-laws, and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2p at Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa with the Reverends Robby Brown and Terry Smith officiating.

Burial will follow at Stephens Memorial Gardens.

Craig Fulghum, Eric West, Sam Sutton, Chris Dockery, Henry Powell, Daniel Booke, Dennis Bell, and Chad Sheriff. Shane Sartor, Brandon Pierce, Bill Bunch, Josh Chambers, and Gregg Jameson will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Outdoor Dream Foundation, in memory of Stan Elrod.

Captain Stanley Curtis Elrod, was 49.