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Richard Oliver Elam

March 2, 1938 ~ September 1, 2021 (age 83)


Richard Oliver (Pete) Elam passed away in the early hours of September 1, 2021.  Pete was born March 2, 1938 in Ochelata, Oklahoma to Richard H. and Birdie (Coonfield) Elam.   He was the eldest of 6 boys.  He began working at an early age as a derrick hand in the oilfields of west Texas, but his true passion was driving trucks.  Pete drove countless miles across Texas as well as other states such as Wyoming, Colorado, California, and more. 

Pete met and married Patsy Smith Aaron in Junction, Texas.  They were married 51 years.

Pete was the kind of man that would give the shirt off his back to his friends.  Many of which called on him often to help work on a truck, take a load of something somewhere or just be a friend.  He loved his family and extended family.

Pete is survived by his wife Patsy; sons, Buddy Elam of Abilene, Mike Elam of Arkansas and Richard Elam of Junction; special granddaughter, Katelynn Elam; step-daughter, Audrey Sellers and stepson Coy Aaron. He is also survived by two brothers, Butch Elam of Ira, Texas and Jack Elam, of Snyder, Texas, and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Tom, Jerry, and Joe Elam, and his daughter, Cherlyn Dianne Elam Galindo.

There will be no local services at this time.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kimble Funeral Home (325)446-3076


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