David Ray Elmore was born May 18, 1958, in Ardmore. Husband to Kelly Glenn Elmore of Kingston, and son of Jerry and Donna Elmore of Ardmore. David passed from us in a very quick untimely manner, late Thursday night, May 10, 2018, just minutes after arriving home by transport at the age of 59. He accomplished his goal of getting back home.

David loved the Lake Texoma area and the people surrounding it. He spent most of his life boating on this lake with his family and friends. He also was a Porsche and Harley Davidson enthusiast. He was a world renowned steak chef, known by great aficionados around the globe. (I remember finding in the seat of an American Airlines flight out of LA where a listing of the top steakhouses were. On the number one location someone crossed out the number one stop and wrote in “Sanford’s of Lake Texoma, by David Elmore, the BEST!!!”) He loved spending time with his six dogs and nothing was better than lying around with all that fluff loving around on him. But David’s very best day was meeting his wife Kelly with whom he spent over 20 years of marriage. He loved and adored her with all his heart and being.

David is survived by his wife, Kelly Glenn Elmore; parents, Jerry and Donna Elmore; brother, Rick; and two nieces, Lauren Scales and Jordan Kingsley; and many friends. Pallbearers are Kevin Foster, Roger Glenn, Michael Sanford, Greg McMeans, Terry Key and Zac Green. Honorary bearers are Jeff Bussey, Mark A. Newman, Vaughn Tyler, Kevin Cranford, Larry Edmonds, Anthony D. Wilson, Scott Herriott, Kent D. Taylor, Rick Norrell, and all of his friends and classmates of Ardmore High School Class of 1976.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 15 in the Craddock Memorial Chapel, Ardmore. with Rev. Ron Elmore and Rev. Wendyl Glenn officiating. Interment will follow at Rosehill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, 415 Crossways Park Dr. Suite D, Woodbury, NY 11797. Online condolences may be made at craddockfuneralhome.com.