Obituary for Donald "Don" Elmore, II
Mr. Donald L. "Don" Elmore, II, 56, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Center. A native of Gastonia, Don was the son of the late Donald Lewis and Joyce Ann Jimison Elmore. He was a graduate of Lees McRae and UNC-Chapel Hill and worked for the Gastonia Gazette and New Bern Sun Journal as an Advertising Director. While Don lived in New Bern, he worked for Delta Airlines at the airport and was very active in the local theater, directing and producing various plays and productions.
Don was preceded in death by his father in 1986. He is survived by his mother, Joyce Ann Elmore Hogan, of Gastonia; his partner, K. Michael McGinnis, of Kernersville; his children Joshua L. Elmore, and wife Alyson, of Charlotte; Emily Thomas Elmore, of Gastonia; Robert "Rob" Elmore, of Gastonia; and their mother Kimberly "Kim" Jones Elmore, of Gastonia. He also leaves behind his sister, Lisa Elmore Gillespie, her husband, Dr. Michael D. Gillespie, and their children Aaron, Davis and Clay all of Waynesville, NC.
A viewing for Don will be 1-2:30 PM, Friday October 6, 2017, at Pollock~Best Funeral Home with a service to follow at 3:00 PM at Centenary United Methodist Church in New Bern. The committal service will be 3:00 p.m., Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Gaston Memorial Park in Gastonia. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation, Cancer Services of Gaston County, and/or East Baptist Church of Gastonia. Online condolences may be made at www.pollockbest.com.
Pollock~Best Funerals & Cremations is entrusted with the Elmore Family.