Billy Eugene Elmore, 68, of Moose Club Rd., Thomson, GA entered into rest January 7, 2021.
Billy retired from AT&T in 2012 after almost 35 years of faithful service beginning with Southern Bell in 1978. He was a dedicated youth baseball and football coach for many years. He touched the life of many young men in the Thomson-McDuffie community and tried to teach them valuable life lessons. Billy was a burly man with long hair and a mountain man beard. He told all of his youth players if they won a state championship, they could shave his beard and head. He kept his word, and the 2002 Thomson Football State Champions got this opportunity. He was a die-hard hunter. His love for the outdoors lead him to introduce many youth to those activities. He enjoyed spending time at his farm in Warren County riding on his tractor and feeding his deer. His greatest accomplishment was his grandkids, and their “Big Daddy” was their biggest fan as they participated in football, baseball, wrestling, baton, and color guard.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Jane Dobson Elmore; son, Shawn Elmore (Kellie) of Sugar Valley, GA; daughter, Shannon Emfinger (David) of Pine Mountain, GA; sisters, Pam Richardson (Steve) of Marietta, GA; Deborah Childers (Craig) of Adairsville, GA; grandchildren, David Emfinger, III, Hannah Elmore, Logan Emfinger, Drew Elmore, Connor Nolan, Grant Dailey and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, January 11, 2021 in the chapel of Beggs Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Rogers officiating.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Fabian Bailey, Casper Brinkley, Jasper Brinkley, Alan Chalker, Alphonso Collins, William Red Evans, Taurus Ivey, Doug Lord, and Russell Tharpe.
The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 pm, Sunday, January 10 at the funeral home. The family will also receive friends at the residence before and after the services.
It is the family’s desire that memorial contributions be made to The Outdoor Dream Foundation, www.outdoordream.org or checks can be mailed to The Outdoor Dream Foundation, 220 Foundation Dr., Anderson, SC 29621 in memory of Billy Elmore.
Per CDC requirements the family will be observing social distancing. Masks are required and appreciated. Due to the current national health concern, the family would appreciate all phone calls, cards, texts, and e-mails.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Georgia is honored to serve the family of Billy Elmore.
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