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Elmo Legrand Garmon

November 5, 1938 — December 26, 2023


Elmo Legrand Garmon, 85, affectionately known as Moe, passed away peacefully at his home on December 26, 2023. He was born on November 5, 1938, in Crossville, Alabama, to the late Mr. W.A. Garmon and the late Mrs. Flora Beasley Garmon.

Throughout his career, Elmo dedicated himself to serving his country and supporting his family. He began his journey in the Airforce. He later transitioned to Hayes Aircraft, then Lockheed, and finally Dobbins AFB. His contributions to the military were commendable, having served in both the Air Force and the Army National Guard. Apart from his military service and culinary skills, Elmo had a passion for country music. His proudest accomplishment was his ability to accomplish anything he set his mind to. 

One of Elmo's greatest passions was cooking catfish. He was widely admired for providing for his loved ones. He was a hardworking individual who never shied away from putting in the effort required to ensure their well-being. Alongside this dedication, he possessed a wonderful sense of humor that brought joy and laughter to all those around him.

More than anything, Elmo was known for being deeply loving and caring towards his family. For 67 years, he shared a beautiful bond with his wife, Mrs. Gaynell Garmon. Their love story has been an inspiration to many. Elmo also leaves behind his daughter Vera Sharlene Garmon, who remained a source of pride and joy throughout his life.

Elmo is preceded in death by his parents, W.A. Garmon and Flora Beasley Garmon along with seven siblings.

Elmo's surviving family includes his devoted wife of 67 years, Mrs. Gaynell Garmon; daughter, Vera Sharlene Garmon; brother, Ron Garmon; sister, Cynthia Harper; grandchildren, Jimmy (Jenny) Hamrick, Eric (Christa) Gronberg, and Joshua (Kristen) Gronberg; great-grandchildren: Aidan, Quinn, Brannon, Kai, and Ian.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sacred Journey Hospice in Newnan, Georgia.

Messages of condolence may be sent to Jones-Wynn Funeral Home Inc. and Crematory of Douglasville is in charge of the arrangements.

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