Mr. Clinton Ian Duncan Elmore


Clinton Ian Duncan Elmore was born on March 12, 1960, in Paddington Hospital, Nottingham, England, U.K. to Jean Duncan Elmore and Joe Louis Elmore Sr. The family moved to the U.S. in later years. Clint graduated from Hamilton Township High School, Columbus, Ohio, in 1977.

Clint had such a giving spirit, never expecting anything in return. He was a true advocate for the community and spoke up for those whose voices were often silenced. He was a faithful servant. Although he didn’t serve, in the traditional sense, he was a soldier on and off the field.

He coached youth in the sport he loved most, futbol (soccer). His favorite team was Manchester United, and his favorite player was George Best. Clint was very musical. He felt every rhythm, every beat, and the soul of music. It moved through the soul of his body. He was a dancing machine. When he heard music, he would call or go looking for his wife, Lori. Even through the toughest times as he fought his battle, he wanted to dance, even while bedridden. Music was his superpower! It ignited and refueled him for the fight of his life. Music and the love of family kept him going. Clint mustered up enough energy to give his adored wife, one “Last Dance.”

He was a craftsman, and spent time on a television show called, Rowhouse Showdown. After his time spent on TV, he returned home and was called to his next assignment as a community advocate. Clint was a longtime organizer and community leader. He was a friend, comrade, mentor, and teacher to many organizers all throughout Ohio. Clint will forever remain a legend in the community for his work in the revolution and his selfless spirit. Clint loved engaging with people. Most of all, he was a great storyteller and listener. He found opportunities during his many conversations to drop pearls of wisdom. Clint’s light will forever shine bright!

He is preceded in death by his mother, Jean Duncan Elmore, and special cousin Doran Major. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving and dedicated wife, Lori Josephine Elmore; Father, Joe Elmore Sr.; dearly beloved Mother-in-law, Lois Spurlock; children: Siobhan (Jason) Sanchez, Ian Duncan Elmore, Jordan Louis Elmore, Esperanza Reyes; bonus children: Marvin Green, Lauren Malone, and Lena Collins; Siblings: Laurel (Paul) Green of New Albany, Joe (Jayne) Elmore Jr. of Banbury, U.K. and Carson Elmore of Columbus; Lisa Williams-Anderson of Lakewood, WA, and Clarissa Williams-Fletcher of Tacoma, WA; Sister-in-laws: Lisa Straughter, Danya Gregory, and Christina Heller; Brother-in-laws: Jack Raymond, Earl (Schlevia) Saunders of Maryland, Brent (Dana) Raymond; Grandchildren: Alexis “Lele” Sanchez, Jason “JJ” Sanchez, Digiana “Digi” Sanchez, Charles Burt, and Ava Green; Great-grandchildren: Saniyah and Lennox; Sister-in-love, Monica Hembrick, and special family, Burla and Joe Middleton (Obetz) Johnny and Carolyn Stephenson (Texas); The ATL Crew; and host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and other relatives in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia. Special thanks to Teryl and David Simpson, Gary Gordon, and other friends.

Clint will be remembered as loving, funny, eccentric, and an encourager to many. The stories he told will forever be celebrated, just as he was on earth.

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Condolence Messages


  2. Ronald McCray

    Dear Lori and Family,sorry for your loss of Clint. May you find peace and comfort in the Lord.

  3. Lori, Papa Joe and Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always friends.

  4. George Riebling

    Please accept my family’s condolences on the passing of Clint. Our thoughts are with you.

  5. Bryan & Michelle

    God bless the Elmore family. So sorry for your loss. Clint was always the best of the best. Prayers and condolences from the Dooley’s.

  6. My prayers to all of Clint’s family. May God hold your hearts close in this time of loss.

  7. Sabrina (Reeve) Robinson

    May God’s peace draw you closer him and (if it is even possible) closer to each other as you greave Clint’s passing. Continued prayer for your family and heart felt condolences during this time of loss.
    You are loved so much!
    Sabrina & Larry Robinson

  8. cherie raylor

    Clinton touched so much of my life, from growing up across the street to becoming FAMILY, to raising our children together, as a friend a mentor a coach , His imprint on my heart is certainly undeniable. He will forever be remembered and loved. My heart felt condolendces to family and friends. May he rest in peace. Love you brother .always and forever


    Our condolences from México, Papá Joe, Lory,
    Shibhon and all the Elmore family. You are Family to us so we are with you in this hard moment.

    We had the opportunity to meet our brother Clinton, such a nice man!

    RIP bro

    The Azcorras Cancun

  10. Mike and Jayne Shannon

    Lori and Family,
    So sorry for your loss and offer our sincere condolences.

  11. Dr. Marlon Moore

    Thoughts and prayers to the Elmore Family!

  12. Dear Laurel, I was so very sorry to hear about your brother’s passing. Though I didn’t know him, looking at his pictures it’s clear that he shined from the inside and made the world around him a better place. God speed

  13. Lori and the Elmore family my deepest condolences for home going of Clint. My prayers are with you.

  14. Wanda Hairston

    To Ms. Lori and the Elmore family, please accept my condolences. Clint was surely one of God’s best, a true ‘soldier’ for what is good and right in the world. He WILL be sorely missed.
    Psalm 116:15 “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”

  15. Christopher (Ty-Ro) Lee

    To Clint’s wife & family: Matthew 5:4
    Christopher (Ty-Ro) Lee & Christopher Porter-Lee share in the heartache of Clint transitioning. We will miss him. We love,support and pray for you Lori. You are my son Christopher’s “Auntie boo boo” and Clint his uncle. Not biologically but in every way that matters y’all have always been family to us and loved on us. We are eternally grateful for the way you and Clint have always cared.

  16. To the family.. Clint was so special. I have so many great memories of going to the house on cherry bottom in high-school. Clint and Lori, were always so welcoming. They gave me a home away from home.. I spent many days and weeks in your warm home. Honestly the best memories of my teenage years.

    Clint was truly one of a kind, one of the most admirable souls I have ever met. He will be forever missed, but also left a beautiful imprint in our hearts. Love you all foreva & eva<3

  17. Dear Lori and Family,

    I know your world is shaken, but I pray God gives you strength, not only now, but in the future. My Deepest Condolences…

  18. Clint was special. His light shined brightly so others could follow the path. Not often you meet someone whose positive aura was in display 24/7. Clint encouraged me to be a better person, to always see the glass as half full. His impact will be missed. Prayers for strength and comfort for Lori, Uncle Joe, and the entire family .

  19. Oh how you all are on my mind. Clint was a powerful man who’s goodness has yet to be seen. My thoughts are with each of you in the most loving way

  20. Picola Catlett (cousin)

    Condolences for the family, cousin it’s been a long time since I seen you but never ever forgotten you, we had fun when me and my sister used to come down for the summer, I’ll never forget when those bats chased all of us, and this was in Dayton. RIP Cousin love always

  21. Butch Mixon & Family

    I met clint in 1977 and we were going at it on the basketball court and every time i ran into him over the next 40+ years he always greeted me a strong handshake and his great condolences and to the family.

  22. Ray Brickerson

    Clint you have no idea how much you’ve touched and influenced my life! It’s rare to find people in this world who will cheer you on, support you, wanting nothing in return but to see you win!

    You were A true gift to life and will never be forgotten!

    The dance will live on brother! I’ll make sure if it!!

    Love you bro! Rest Up

  23. Missy Thompson Frank,ShaVonna Johnson

    Elmore family I’m so sorry for your loss, may the lord guide you through this difficult time ! Ian my heart breaks for you and your mother ! The lord is our shepherd

  24. Dear Lori Elmore,
    I Love you Always and I’m Sorry for your Loss, GOD please wrap your arms around Lori Elmore.
    I’m sending my Prayers and Condolences to You my Friend and for Your family..I remembered when you introduce me to Your Husband Clint, I saw the Love you Felt and the way he look at you.. the Love Between you and Mr. Clint is forever. Be as Strong as you can Lori, you’re definitely loved and Lots of Hugs from your State Employees,Union Members and Friends..May GOD embrace you Today and Always Lori

  25. My condolences to the family. I never had the joy of meeting Clint, but based on working with Jordan, I am sure he must have been a hard working, caring man who held his family and friends close to his heart.

  26. Elmore family
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences and prayers for peace and comfort in your time of grief.

  27. Thinking of you during your healing. My condolences and love, Janet

  28. Judge Terri Jamison

    When I think of you and Clint, I can’t think of a more loving couple, iron sharpening iron, and a 3-fold cord not easily broken. My prayers, love and support are with you always.

  29. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  30. Linda Matthews-Stubbs

    My deepest condolences to Uncle Joe and the entire Elmore family! May God keep you and give you strength thru thus battle. Clinton’s battle is over! Hold onto Rom. 8:28

  31. Prof. Robert A. Thompson Washington-Allen

    It was great to be in contact again with a former classmate and friend from high school. He was class of ’77 and I was ’78. He at times watched out for me as our high school was not an easy place to be when your Black, some times threatening. He eased that for me, took the pressure off. The start of his light in the world I think. My love and support to you Lori, as my sister Maria supports you. Thank you Clint for being and in being you will continue to be.

  32. Ershla Johnson

    To the Elmore family,
    In this moment of profound loss, I extend my heartfelt compassion and love. You have my deepest sympathy, and you are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. May you find solace in God’s infinite grace and peace, and may the embrace of your loved ones provide the strength and comfort you need in the days ahead. Sending you all my love and support during this difficult time.

  33. Lisa Williams Anderson

    Lori and Family
    I am so honored to have been able to call Clint my Big Brother! He was every definition of a big Brother! I will Love him always! I am so sad that he only had a short time with us all but God said it was time for him to rest! I Love you ALL♥️

  34. To The Elmore Family,

    My sincere condolences to you all. May The Lord comfort and keep you during this time.
    Peace and Blessings ️️
    Rita Girdy

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