Jerry Lee Elmore, 76, formerly of Mexia, passed away March 7, 2015 in Clear Lake, Texas. A memorial service will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating. Jerry was born December 21, 1938 in West Virginia to Leon and Hazel Kilgore Elmore. He worked for NASA for 25 years as a graphic artist and designer. He designed the patches that the astronauts wore in space on Apollos 11 and 17. Jerry's painting of the space station was once featured in Time magazine. He also worked for Stewart-Stephenson in their design department for 15 years and for the Foster Grandparent Program at the Mexia State Supported Living Center for a number of years. Jerry's hobby was fishing; he loved to fish whether it be in the bay or in this area. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mexia. He was preceded in death by his parents. Jerry is survived by his wife of almost 35 years, Sara Floyd Fife Elmore of Webster, TX; children, Andy Fife of Waco, Jim Fife of Dallas and Jill Fife Cerny of Houston; two grandsons, Dennis Cole Cerny and Billy Lee Cerny of Houston; sister, Marcel Kay McCormick of Houston; brothers and sisters-in-laws, Dennis and Sandra Savage of Mexia and Jerald and Melinda Henderson of Springdale, AR; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 2:00pm, Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home