Rev. Elmo Ray Alderman Sr.


Reverend Elmo Ray Alderman Sr., 96, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 17, 2019 at The Oak Hill Place in Oak Hill, WV.
He was born May 22, 1923 in White Sulphur Springs, to Wesley Oscar Alderman and Lillian Keys Alderman.
After graduating from White Sulphur Springs High School, Elmo enlisted in the United States Navy and was soon sent off to World War II. Upon returning after thirty-one months of deployment, Elmo married Maxine Lilly on August 20, 1946. Elmo was employed at Kroger as the head meat cutter until he retired after 32 years. He also faithfully served as a full-time pastor for the Jumping Branch Tabernacle for 61 years. Additionally, Elmo was Chaplin of Summers County Hospital for many years and ministered to the State Women's Prison of Pence Springs for over eighteen years.
Elmo is preceded in death by his wife Maxine Lilly Alderman.
He was blessed by his children, Ray Alderman and Terri Bird, Dalene and husband Tom Coffman, Karen and husband Kent Poff; grandchildren Tara and husband Bill White, Joel and wife Sara Coffman, Sara and husband Blake Kytle, Joanna and husband Christopher Rogar, Jonathan and wife Ashley Poff, Tina and husband Robert Willett, and Katie Poff; eight great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and his only living sibling Phyllis Gust.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Friday June 21, 2019 at the Jumping Branch Tabernacle with Reverend David Gallimore officiating. Burial will follow in the Restwood Memorial Gardens near Hinton. Visitation will be Thursday from 6-9 P.M. at the Jumping Branch Tabernacle. There will be no visitation Friday at the church. Serving as pallbearers will be Jonathan Poff, Blake Kytle, Christopher Rogar, Joel Coffman, Keith Chambers and Jim Bragg.
Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.
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Ginger Lilly
Jun 21, 2019
Roger & I are very sorry not to be able to be with you today & celebrate the life of a man so very dear to both of us. Prayers for God's peace & healing comfort for you all!
Mary Williams
Jun 20, 2019
Elmo was one of my families best friend for a very long time. He really loved the Lord and loved being a servant to others. There were no miles in the distance he would travel just to encourage someone when they were sick. Always being a witness to those that needed it. He was in church every time the doors were open. He preached with his whole heart and loved doing it. Now Elmo it's your time to worship in front of your Master that you served all these years. We Celebrate you home to ever be with the Lord. We love Delmas and Mary Williams and Family
Eva Jo Dove
Jun 20, 2019
Ray, Dalene, Karen and families,
Please know that I am thinking of you today and in the days ahead. Praying God will comfort you as only He can.
Your Dad was such a gentle giant of the faith. I always felt very loved by him and your Mom. Heaven is getting sweeter all the time! Hugs