Elton Eugene Amos
Elton passed peacefully into the arms of his Savior Jesus Christ early in the evening of June 23, 2018 while surrounded by family at East Alabama Medical Center after struggling with cancer for many months.
Above all things, Elton would want everyone to know that he was a believer in Jesus Christ and held to a firm belief in John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever would believe in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life”. Elton believed in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and for this reason alone he is now in heaven in the presence of the holy God. If you do not know Jesus as your Savior, please ask any of Elton’s family members or friends to learn more about the saving power of the blood of Jesus. Elton’s greatest wish would be for you to know Jesus as your Savior and to one day join him in heaven!
Elton Eugene Amos was born June 4th, 1930 and welcomed into the family of Myrtle and John as the third of four children. He eventually went to Colbert County High School where he lettered in baseball, basketball, and football. After high school he married Carol Moland and they remained married for almost 70 years. Elton signed-up for the U.S. Air Force and eventually became an instructor in the Jupiter missile program. After his military service, he continued as an instructor on Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville. In December of 1969, Elton moved the family to Opelika and started Amos Mobiles Homes which he ran until his retirement in 1999. During his 30 years of business, he helped thousands of local families, students and the elderly by providing housing while working hard to uphold the highest standards of ethics and fairness to both customers and employees.
During his life, Elton was a member of churches in both north and east Alabama. He served as a deacon, chairman of deacons, personnel chairman, Sunday school teacher, choir member, and other volunteer positions. At the time of his passing, he was a member of First Baptist Church of Opelika. Many would describe Elton’s demeanor both in church and in the secular world as one of quiet leadership with a steady hand and wise counsel.
Elton is survived by his wife Carol, their three children – Bonnie Crowley (Tommy) of Opelika, Cyndi Helms (Mark of Smiths Station, and Peter Amos (Janet) of Auburn – and their six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Elton has one sister, Marie Amos Thompson (Charles) and one brother Billy Amos.
Within an hour of his passing, Elton’s family gathered to contemplate his life and the words or phrases that best describe him. Some of the words mentioned: Wise. Quiet. Gentle. Loving. Kind. Compassionate. Gracious. Funny. Giving. A great storyteller. A man of integrity. No – he was not a perfect man, but he was a man the family was blessed to have in their lives and one they are proud to have called husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend.
The family will participate in a private graveside service. The family wishes to invite all of you to join them in a life celebration for Elton Amos at First Baptist Church of Opelika on Friday, June 29th at 11 a.m. Visitation with the family will be the same morning at 10 a.m. in the church parlor.
The family would like to thank all that have prayed for and visited Elton and the family during his illness and hospital stay. Instead of flowers, the family would ask you to consider making donations to the First Baptist Church Mission Fund, P.O. Box 329, Opelika, AL 36801.
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home and Crematory is directing.