Glenn Thomas Elmore, 89, passed away at his home in Ardmore, Okla., on Friday, February 18, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 22, 2011, in The Chapel at Griffin-Hillcrest with son, Glenn Elmore, Jr., officiating.  Interment to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Ardmore, Okla.


Glenn Thomas Elmore, 89, passed away at his home in Ardmore, Okla., on Friday, February 18, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 22, 2011, in The Chapel at Griffin-Hillcrest with son, Glenn Elmore, Jr., officiating.  Interment to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Ardmore, Okla.

 

Glenn was born on January 7, 1922, at Zita, Okla., near Healdton, Okla., to Joe D. and Mollie L. Elmore. He attended schools at Zita, Fox and his senior year, 1941, graduated from Ardmore High School. He served in the U.S. Navy Aviation during World War II, then attended North Texas State University for two years, majoring in Music and minoring in Art –both of which joyfully flowed from him throughout his life.
While bookkeeping for Hudson Houston Lumber Company, he met and married Patsy Carson of Wichita Falls, Texas. To this 59 year union were born three sons. He went on to work as a draftsman for Samedan Oil and then to a 40 year career as the Head of the Printing and Graphic Department for the Noble Foundation, an organization he loved, in which he felt great pride, and for which he expressed profound appreciation until his last day.

 

Art, music, family and devoted Christianity, as well as his vocation, characterized him. He was a builder throughout his life – of houses and barns, churches and character, a writer of poetry and gospel music, music teacher, baseball coach, horseshoe champion and renowned gardener, ably supported in all by his devoted wife. In addition to their own, they fostered numerous other Oklahoma children: Margie, Yvonne, Sue and Marilyn, and Lynn. He took quite seriously the admonition of James, “Pure religion before God and the Father is this – to visit the fatherless and the widows in their afflictions and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” As a loving niece said about him, “He was a man of joy.”

 

Glenn was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Willie, Vera, and Eva; and a brother, J.D.

 

He is survived by a loving family including wife, Patsy; son, Glenn Jr. and wife, Karen; son, Randall and wife, Diana; son, Tim and wife, Lana; grandchildren, Rebecca, Glenn III and Erin, Landon, Travis and Tad, and Katy; also six great-grandchildren; a sister, Floye; and brother, Johnny.

 

Serving as pallbearers are Landon Elmore, Travis Elmore, Glenn Elmore III, Micky Morris, Terry Marris, and Terry Miller. Honorary bearers will be Vernon Elmore, Billy Joe Tate, and Bobby Elmore.

 

The family of Glenn Elmore will greet visitors on Monday evening, February 21, 2011, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Hillcrest.

 

Condolences may be left at www.Griffin-HillcrestFH.com.