Elmo Blythe

Elmo Blythe
Elmo Blythe

Elmo Murray Blythe, 102, of Dumas, TX died Monday, February 22, 2021.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at Boxwell Brothers Memorial Chapel, 500 N. Maddox Ave., with Matthew Price officiating.  Burial will be in Dumas Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas.

Elmo was born August 20, 1918, in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Abner and Virginia Blythe.  He owned and operated an egg and chicken ranch and had worked for American Zinc and operated an ice company.  Elmo retired many years ago and enjoyed playing bridge, attending First Baptist Church where he was a member, and watching the stock market.  He was an avid gardener and loved to give away his vegetables.

He was preceded in death by his wife Ava Blythe.

Survivors include two sons, Jack Blythe and wife Gail, of Grand Prairie, TX, and Doug Blythe and wife Cheryl of Springfield, VA; a daughter, Kay Green and husband Curtis, of Amarillo, TX; a sister, Martha Lou; seven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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24 Replies to “Elmo Blythe”

  1. I know that Uncle Elmo was well loved and respected. He had great character and a big heart. My family and I were blessed to have met him.

  2. I have such great memories of Uncle Elmo and Aunt Ava. It was always a great time when they would come to visit in Fort Smith and stay with Uncle James and Aunt Flonnie. I loved hearing all of them tell stories from when they were younger, and the Rook games were pretty fierce. I can just imagine that Mom, Uncle James, Aunt Flonnie, Uncle Willie, Aunt Hazel, Uncle Elmo and Aunt Ava are having a great reunion right now. Heaven is getting sweeter all the time. Rest in peace, Uncle Elmo.

  3. I remember seeing uncle elmo on his 100 th brithday with my nana martha lou puett deana drake and my nephews and niece it was good to see family that have not seen in years and talk to them i will always cheersh the memories forever i love u uncle elmo

  4. So sad to hear news of his passing.
    Know he will be missed but so many great memories
    For his family & friends.
    Prayers being lifted to the family

  5. Elmo left us all a wonderful legacy. He showed us love, passion, honesty, hardwork, perseverance and much more. We will all miss our time with him on earth but look forward to seeing him and Ava in paradise.

  6. A great man who influenced many. My brother and I had a temporary job working for the Blythes at their Egg Ranch. I’m sure Elmo and my dad (Gerald Hall) had a good laugh talking about our tasks with the chickens (and hogs).
    His memories will live forever in all of us!

  7. Elmo was as good as they come. I know you’re going to miss him , but there will be a reunion with Ava. Prayers for the Family.

  8. Elmo Blythe, he was my friend. I loved to go to his house and visit. We would always talk about his garden and my garden. I !earned a lot from Elmo. He could always teach me something folks always say “he was a.good man”. Or they say, “he was a Christian man” well you could say both of those things about Elmo and be telling the truth. He was a good Christian man. Elmo I am proud to have known you, and proud to have called you friend.

  9. At times like this , we need to gather as a family but these are trying times. I can only imagine the joy of Mo’s family reunion in paradise ! My favorite memories are when Mo, James and dad would talk about their childhood experiences. Hugs to all.

  10. An honor to have met such a wonderful man. A Gentle soul. May God be with the family and those who now mourn him. A beautiful life to be admired! Blessings Lucy and family from New Zealand 🇳🇿

  11. I have such fond memories of Uncle Elmo and Aunt Ava at grandpa and grandma Blythe’s house. Oh the ROOK they would play and the laughter that would ring out from the kitchen table. I so enjoyed the stories he would share …he loved life! I will one day get to give him a hug again. Prayers, hugs and love🙏🏻❤️💙

  12. The Egg Farm, Ava and Elmo taking me with them to the spudnutz shop, letting me ride in the front seat while he delivered eggs to the grocery stores, going with them to “nearby” bowling tournaments and laughing when he tricked me into thinking he was magic while the car was on cruise control, the Blythe family reunions, watching everyone play dominos & bridge, the tables of amazing holiday food, seeing him walk his garden and him pointing out to us what needed to be picked, all of us going to see the play Texas at Palo Duro Canyon, watching him eat a bowl of ice cream every night before bed, him letting me take selfies of us and the best hugs ever.
    I have loved being Ava and Elmo’s grand daughter.

  13. I’m sad for uncle Elmo’s passing, but rejoice that he is with his
    heavenly father and his beautiful bride , Aunt Ava.
    There so many great memories of his egg ranch and the
    awesome ice cream.
    My mother, Martha sends her prayers and comfort to the family.
    She looks forward to the day that she will be reunited her family
    that she loves and misses so dearly.
    To Jackie, Kay and Doug, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. I am so sorry to hear about Elmo. What an awesome man. It was always fun to see him with that beautiful smile!
    Many hugs to ya’ll
    Janeen Williams

  15. I remember Uncle Elmo and Aunt Ava coming to visit at my grandparents often….we will miss him but I am happy that he will see Jesus and his wife Ava and his sister Audrey and his brother James and his wife Flonnie ,and Willy and his wife Hazel.,..they are all together now in heaven…..soon we will see them again…..love and prayers to Jack and the whole family…..Rhonda Blythe McMahon

  16. I am so saddened to hear of Moe’s passing. At the same time I’m very excited that he and Ava are together again. I know there were so many friends, my parents being 2 of them , there to welcome him into the Kingdom of God. I have many fun memories of being out at the egg farm. Beside my Daddy, Moe was the sweetest, kindest, funniest,most giving person I knew. I looke so forward to his Birthday Cards every year. They were so special to me .He will be missed by so many. His laugh was infectious ! My prayers go out to Jack, Kay, and Doug. He was a Good and Faithful Servant. Prayers to you🙏🏻….. Sissy

  17. I remember as a child growing up and later going out to Mr. Blythe’s egg-ranch to get the best fresh-eggs anyplace. I also remember the ice house. What fond-memories. May God bless each-of-you, remember you are not orphaned as He will watch over you. Grieve-as-you must, not-as-others are telling you is right, wrong or indifferent. Travel the pathway He has for you to follow in such-a-fine legacy; each has their individual-one so there are no pathways for all.

  18. I’m so sorry Kay. What a wonderful life he lived. 101….man I’ll
    Bet he could tell some awesome stories. I know you will miss him. We’re never ready to let go. Pray for you and your family for comfort

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