Long time Gainesville resident Elmo Frost passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Pecan Tree Health and Rehab Center at the age of ninety-four. He was born in Wilson, Oklahoma on September 10, 1922 to George and Eula Mae (Troop) Frost. Elmo moved to Gainesville in 1939. He was a veteran of the US Army during WWII. Upon returning from his military service, he joined First Baptist Church Gainesville in 1946 and had remained a faithful member for over seventy years. He was employed by Dr. Pepper for thirty-three years in route sales. Elmo was an active member of the Masonic Lodge, was a Shriner and member of the Scottish Rite. He enjoyed gardening and was known county-wide for his tomatoes. He liked RVing and was a member of the Holiday Rambler Club. He spoke at local schools about World War II.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 3rd at First Baptist Church with Dr. Jeff Langley, church pastor officiating assisted by Harold Bowles. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Johnny Leftwich, Larry Smith, David Reed, Travis Neal, Steve Day and Eddie Hadlock. Members of Elmo's Sunday School Class will serve as honorary bearers. Family visitation will be held from 9:00 until 10:00 a.m. Friday morning prior to the service. Services are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home, Gainesville.
Survivors include his wife, Tulu Frost of Gainesville; sons and their wives, Bill and Rita Frost of Justin, Dan and Linda Frost of Sanger and Jack and Debbie Frost of Gainesville; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; step-daughter and her husband, Jane and Ron Martin of Gainesville and step-son and his wife, Hal and Janie Hickerson of Arlington. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Belle Frost; daughter, Nancy Frost; granddaughter, Jaclyn Frost; parents, George and Eula Mae Frost; two brothers and two sisters.
Donations may be made to the Stanford House or to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
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Published on February 28, 2017