Ronceverte – Charles Benton “Benny” Elmore, 87, went home to be with Jesus, Thursday, Mar. 23, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family.
Born Nov. 29, 1935, at Dorr, WV, he was the son of the late Theodore R. and Edna Pearl Wimmer Elmore.
Benny was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran. He was a faithful member of Ronceverte Baptist Church where he served as Deacon, Trustee, Sunday School Teacher, Assistant Sunday School Superintendent and sang in the choir. Benny was the Owner/Operator of Elmore’s Farm Supply for 20 years and was a longtime farmer. He was also a member of the Greenbrier County Farm Bureau, NRA, WV Cattlemen’s Association, and was a strong supporter of the Greenbrier County Republicans, where he served multiple terms as President of the Greenbrier County Republican Club and was honored as the Republican of the Year in 2003. Benny most importantly was selfless, honorable, humble, and was unquestionably one of the most faithful men known. He demonstrated the Fruits of the Spirit, had a constant drive to learn more about God and was a Christian witness that touched many.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Donald, Henry, and Larry Elmore and one sister, Helen Taylor.
Survivors include his loving devoted wife of 62 years, Shirley Hess Elmore; son, Doug Elmore (Karen) of Ronceverte; daughter, Susie Anderson of Ronceverte; grandchildren, Ben and Hannah; brother, Dale Elmore (Bonnie) of Second Creek; sisters, Isabelle Cook of Richmond, VA, Naomi Painter of Richmond, VA and Rachel Carter of Fort Spring, WV; several nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Funeral service was held on Tuesday, Mar. 28, at the Morgan Funeral Home Chapel, Lewisburg, where Pastor Andy Howdock officiated. Visitation was before the service, Tuesday, at the funeral home.
Burial followed in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Peyton Hospice House, 1265 Maplewood Avenue, Lewisburg, WV 24901.
Online guestbook maybe signed at www.morganfh.net. Arrangements by Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg, WV.
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