Oran Bradford “Brad” Elmore, 96, of Vandalia, IL passed away at 7:07 PM, Friday, November 09, 2018 at Fayette County Hospital.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the Crawford-Hale American Legion Post #95, Vandalia with Rev. Terry Westerfield officiating. Interment will follow in Wilberton Cemetery, St. Peter. Military Rites will be accorded at the graveside by Crawford-Hale American Legion Post # 95 & Brownstown VFW Post #9770. Visitation will be held prior to services from 9:00-11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the American Legion. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Crawford-Hale American Legion Post #95. Online condolences can be expressed at www.hohltandfile.com
Oran Bradford Elmore was born on September 12, 1922 in Fiskburg, KY, the son of Glenn and Marie (Tongate) Elmore. He married Nellie Richards on September 2, 1948; she preceded in death on May 11, 2001. Together, they celebrated 52 years of marriage and raised two children.
Brad was a United States Army Veteran serving in WWII; former sergeant of arms, in which he served many grieving military families; former superintendent of the sewer and water plant for the City of Vandalia; and also, a retired dispatcher.
He was a life-time member of the Crawford-Hale American Legion Post #95, Vandalia, where he served as commander two times; member of the VFW Post #3862, Vandalia; AMVETS; Illinois Federation for Outdoor Resources; and the First United Methodist Church, Vandalia.
He is survived by his daughter, Rebecca and husband, Ronnie Hourigan of Plymouth, IN; son, Robert Elmore of Vandalia; grandchildren, Jamie Elmore of Vandalia, Justin Elmore and wife, Natasha of Vandalia, Alisa and husband, Matt Kemmerer of Indianapolis, IN and Lynsey and husband, Bryan Hubbard of Indianapolis, IN; great-grandchildren, Egan McClary, Rylee Elmore, Joslyn Elmore, Malory Kemmerer, Andrew Kemmerer, Ayla Hubbard, Evie Hubbard, and Maxxton Hubbard; and a sister.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and three brothers.