J.D. Elmore, age 88, of North Henderson, Illinois died on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at his home with family by his side.
He was born on September 3, 1933 in Mammoth Cave, Kentucky the son of Hoyt and Delores (Kinsor) Elmore. He served in the United States Army from July 24, 1952 to June 14, 1954. He served in the Co E 145th Infantry Regiment. He was wounded on February 1, 1953 in Korea. He received the Purple Heart. He married Mary McDorman on August 28, 1955 in Galesburg, Illinois, then later divorced.
Surviving is a daughter, Christina (Mark) McCann of North Henderson, Illinois; five grandchildren: Misty Elmore of Galesburg, Illinois, Stacy Elmore of Abingdon, Illinois, Sara (James) Combs of North Henderson, Illinois, Joshua Harrison of North Henderson, Illinois and Ashley (Matt) Harrison of Alexis, Illinois; six great grandchildren: John Harrison, Zaylee Combs, Kannen Harrison, Kaylee Cornell, Houston Jackson, and Emma Ryner. one sister, Nanna Swift of Caneyville, Kentucky; three half-brothers: Charles Cook of Galesburg, Illinois, LeRoy (Margery) Cook of Louisiana, and Terry Cook of Oklahoma; several nieces, nephews and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, James David Elmore, one brother, Emural Lloyd Elmore, and four sisters, Mary Jane Embry, Anna Shain, Betty Jean and Alice Mae.
He worked for Gunthers and Builder’s Supply Company and retiring after thirty-five years. Then, he worked for Mid-Illini construction as a concrete finisher. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, smoking his pipe, and concrete finishing. He loved to watch is grandkids and great grandkids play ball.
Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday. October 16, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Knoxville American Legion, Knoxville, Illinois with military rites conducted by the Knox County Honor Guard. at 2:30 PM. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois have been entrusted with is wishes. On-line condolences and/or expressions of sympathy may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com