Mr. Billy Gene Elmore, 88, of Morganton, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at Carolina Caring Hospice, following a period of declining health.
Gene was born on May 28, 1935 in Cleveland County to the late Etta Sparks Elmore. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was retired from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Dept. Gene began his service career in 1969 with the Morganton Police Dept. and retired from CMPD in 1991. He was also a member of Zion Baptist Church in Morganton and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #9 in Mecklenburg County.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Juanita Elmore, two children, Kim and Bill Elmore, a granddaughter, Roxanne Jones, and two brothers, Hugh Lee Elmore and Ralph Elmore.
Survivors include two grandchildren, Matt Holder and wife Chelsea of Morganton, and Misty Joyal and husband Matt of Harrisburg. Also surviving are six great-grandchildren: Kennedie and Riley Holder, Alexis and Matt Joyal, Billy and Seth Elmore and nephew, Jeff Elmore.
A private inurnment service will be held by the family at a later date.
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Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is assisting the Elmore family.