Sunday, May 29, 2011

Wednesday services set for retired steelworker Richard Elmore, killed in tornado

(The following obituary is taken from the Parker Mortuary website.)

Richard Allen Elmore went to be with his Heavenly Father May 22, 2011. He was a resident of Greenbrier Health Center, and was killed in the tornado.

Born in Memphis, Tenn. November 4, 1940, he was a foreman at Cole Steel in Tulsa for many years, retiring in 2003.

Richard loved to go to his Church in Saginaw. He was a member of Saginaw Baptist Church.

He married Velta Hamilton May 13, 1993. She survives.

Additional survivors include five sons, Richard, Jr., Nick, Tony, Chris and Gary; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three stepchildren, Jason Hamilton, Brad Hamilton and Amber Sachetta; six step grandchildren; one sister, Betty DeGraffenried of the Memphis area; two brothers, Donny and Ronnie, both of the Memphis area.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Carl Junction Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to Saginaw Baptist Church in his memory.

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