Thomas Edward Elmore, 90, of Boone, passed away Friday, June 3, 2022 at home. Born May 19, 1932 in Burke County, he was the son of the late Luther Elmore and Linnie Farmer Elmore. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Ned, Fred, Thad, Oscar, Ted and Paul Elmore and three sisters, Betty Hilton, Lucy Johnson and Aileen Isbell. Survivors include his son, Michael and daughter-in-law Xiaorong Shao of Boone; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Elmore served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Merchant Marine. He was retired from the U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command. He was a member of Abernethy Memorial United Methodist Church in Rutherford College. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 10 at Abernethy Memorial United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. with pastor April Abernethy officiating. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Memorials may be made to Amorem, 902 Kirkwood St NW, Lenoir, NC 28645. Online condolences may be shared at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Elmore family.