It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of former professional baseball player David Elder. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on September 23, 1975 and lived most of his life in McDonough, Georgia. A graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Pensacola, Florida and the Georgia Institute of Technology, he enjoyed a successful career before his death on Tuesday 31st January 2023 at the age of 47. Keep reading more.
Who was David Elder?
David Elder began his professional career when he was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1997 and played four seasons with them before joining the Tulsa Drillers as part of a trade deal in 2001. On December 18, 2001, he was traded to the Cleveland Indians for John Rocker who had been his teammate at Oklahoma State. After spending three years with the Indians and playing 81 games for them from 2002-2004, Elder eventually retired from professional baseball after spending time with the New Orleans Zephyrs in 2005.
What was the cause of David Elder death?
The news of the passing of David Elder, a former professional Baseball Player from McDonough, Georgia, has been met with shock and grief in his community and beyond. Elder, who died on Tuesday at the age of 47, was a beloved figure for many. There is still an air of mystery surrounding Elder’s death as no official cause has been released yet. What we do know however is that he will be deeply missed by those who followed his career or knew him personally. He will certainly live on through the memories they shared together and the impact he had on others lives.
David Elder Obituary
We send our deepest condolences to David Elder’s family during this difficult time and we hope they find strength and solace knowing that their beloved was loved by so many people around him. May he rest in peace. Please join us as we remember this amazing athlete’s career and legacy with respect and fondness for everything he accomplished during his lifetime. Thank you for your contribution to baseball, David Elder! You will be missed!
Tributes Pours on the Social Media
Kelly Owens Moss
David Elder is a coach. I’ve known you for a long time, long before the Bullpen days, and you’ve always been so kind. It was heartbreaking to hear the news last night because both my boys always spoke highly of you when you coached them over the years. Godspeed, my friend, and prayers to everyone who knew and loved David.
It is with great sadness that we report the death of Coach David Elder… Cayden looked up to you as a coach a lot. You taught him a lot. Thank you for everything you’ve done over the years…!!! I’m hoping for the best for his family, baseball family, and friends.