Former MU professor John Elias was loving father who gave back to community

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 | 3:48 p.m. CDT; updated 9:00 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 30, 2012

COLUMBIA — Dr. John Elias, a former MU marketing professor, was many things: a fisherman, a horse and dog trainer, a hunter and a community service leader. He was also the father of four children.