Harry Lynch Elmore, 87, son of the late Frances Lynch Deacy, passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at his home in Clyo under hospice care. He was born in Savannah on May 17, 1926.
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He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 67 years, Betty Beville Elmore; a daughter, Pamela Elmore Weber; and a granddaughter, Lauren Downing.
He is survived by a brother, F. Tanner Elmore of Savannah; three daughters, Nita Crawford (Tim), Mary Downing (Guy) and Kerrie Matthews (Steve), all formerly of Savannah; a son-in-law, Bernie Weber; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Boyd and Inez Autio; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Elmore served in the Navy during World War II aboard the battleship USS Arkansas. He was employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 30 years of dedicated service. Upon his retirement from the Corps, he managed his family's business, Deacy Welding Supply.
He was a former 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Holy Family Council No. 5588, and the Saint Patrick's Day Parade Committee.
He built a home in Clyo on the Savannah River. He enjoyed his family and friends and had many awesome oyster roasts, low country boils and cookouts. He was a true artisan; he designed and made many beautiful and unique pieces of wrought iron furniture.
He loved the Lord and his family. He was a member of Mizpah United Methodist Church in Clyo. He was a strong, honest and well-respected man who will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
Our special and heartfelt thanks to Steve Matthews (son-in-law) for his care and devotion to our father during his illness.
Visitation was held Thursday, May 8 at Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home.
The funeral was Friday, May 9, at 11 a.m. at Mizpah United Methodist Church.
Interment will follow at Mizpah UMC Cemetery.
Remembrances may be made in honor of Mr. Elmore to Mizpah United Methodist Church, 129 Mizpah Rd., Clyo, GA 31303 or Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416.
Published in Effingham Herald from May 10 to June 9, 2014