Elmore Pettus was born in Birmingham, Ala. He was the second oldest of seven children born to Monroe Pettus and Audie E. Russell on Sept. 6, 1926.
Elmore Pettus passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018. The family hour will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at Chapel of Angels Funeral Home (823 Martin Luther King Ave., Laurel) with the funeral immediately following at 2 p.m. Interment will be at Ellisville Cemetery on Dubose Street in Ellisville.
Elmore graduated from Parker High School in Birmingham and he joined the United States Army and served as a medic at home and in Europe. He received an honorable discharge Nov. 7, 1946.
In 1949, he moved to Chicago and was married to Altee Ferguson. To this union were born three children. Elmore worked a few years as a Chicago Transit Authority conductor and motorman. In 1952, he was hired by Western Electric (AT&T), from where he retired May, 1983
Elmore married his current wife Doris Mickel Pettus, July 18, 1981 and moved to Ellisville in 1989, where they had a beautiful home built and spent a lot of their retirement traveling around the United States by train.
Elmore joined Dudley Methodist Church and served as lay-leader, bookkeeper, treasurer and Sunday school teacher. He spent many hours reading, studying and meditating on the Word of God.
His parents; three sisters, Annie, Lillie Mae, Lorraine; and two brothers, Willie, Edwards and James, preceded him in death.
Elmore leaves to love and cherish his memories his loving wife Doris; one daughter, Evelyn Diane (Edward), two sons, Elmore Terrell and Michael Anthony (Mary); one sister, Audie Mae Maxwell of Chicago; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Services entrusted to Chapel of Angels Funeral Home.