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Carroll Gentry Elmore

Searcy, AR, 1943 - 2019

Born in Lonoke, Ark., on Feb. 19, 1943, Carroll Elmore left this world to walk with Jesus on Dec. 22, 2019, after a battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He died peacefully in his home in Searcy, Ark.
One time when Papa took us fishing, I caught a catfish. Papa was clearly impressed, and I basked in the pride he showed. Until yesterday, I kept it a secret that I had just seen the catfish skim the top of the surface and just happened to drop my hook near its freshly popped bubbles. But it wouldn't have mattered—Papa would have been proud just the same. My papa, Carroll Elmore, was always proud: proud of every tacky neck tie or questionable art project-turned-mug we gave him, proud of his kids and grandkids as we grew and graduated, proud of the people we are all becoming. Most importantly of all, however, Papa was proud of his faith. For decades, he served his Lord and Savior as a Deacon at Temple Baptist Church in Searcy, Ark. Because children of all ages flocked to him, he taught various levels of Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, truly embodying the call to "go ye therefore and make disciples." Carroll leaves a legacy as a kind, hard-working man. His playful attitude and goofy demeanor make him unforgettable, and memories of his loving, caring spirit will keep our hearts warm in this tough season.
Carroll was preceded in death by parents, Gentry and Pauline Elmore; brother, Amon Roe; and brother-in-law, Bob Doty. He is survived by wife, Ena Elmore; sister, Alice Doty; children, Bill Elmore and Christine Harrell; son-in-law, Tim Harrell; daughter-in-law, Laurie Elmore; and grandchildren, Stacey, Hayleigh, Ena Catherine, Logan, and Miles. Visitation will be held at Roller-Daniel Funeral Home on Fri., Dec. 27, from 6-8 p.m., and funeral service will be held at Roller-Daniel Funeral Home on Sat., Dec. 28 at 2 p.m. with interment to follow at Concord Cemetery in Lonoke, Ark. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The Sunshine School by mail: The Sunshine School, P.O. Box 831, Searcy, AR 72145; or by Paypal: to Online

Published December 27, 2019

Roller-Daniel Funeral Home
411 E. Race Avenue, P.O. Box 97, Searcy, AR
Phone: 501-268-3546