He was born, raised and died in Portsmouth, as he chose, after WWII. Elmer served in the Army Air Corps as a sergeant.
Surviving are his wife, Patsy Cassell Salsbury; three children, John and Robert who reside in Florida, and his daughter, Joanne, who resides in San Diego; and three grandchildren.
Elmer was active in many of Portsmouth’s functions through the Red Cross, Police Academy, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, was a Kentucky Colonel and was a Knight’s Templar 32nd degree Mason through Aurora Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the former Trinity United Methodist Church and attended Christ United Methodist Church in Sciotoville.
A funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Monday at the Brant Funeral Home in Portsmouth, with the Rev. Peter Michael officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Burial Park. Friends may call at Brant’s in Portsmouth from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday. A Masonic service will be 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to SOMC Hospice.
To offer condolences visit brantfuneralservice.com.