Thomas Franklin Elmore

December 18, 2018

A memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at

Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Avenue, Charlotte, NC, 28204.

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  • Char Rowe-McEwen

    I was one of Mr. Elmore's students in the Drama Block at Myers Park, 1971-74, when we took Drama I,II, and III. He was an impassioned teacher of drama and theater and he really made us work hard to tap into that same passion for the arts in ourselves. As others have mentioned he treated us as if we were students in a professional theater class, striving-to-be actors; teaching us method; requiring us to design sets, direct one-acts, read and critique plays, and in my class, our 3rd year project was to write, cast, stage, direct and act in a Commedia dell'arte production. Pretty intense but we successfully met the challenge. We took a lot of life lessons away from the experience as well. The college theater program I had paled in comparison to the program Mr. Elmore provided us in high school. Those 3 years are still the most memorable of my education, and the friends that were in the group are still some of my best friends whom I stay in touch with pretty consistently. My condolences to his family.

  • Catherine Taylor Metz

    Thomas F. Elmore shaped my life. I was thrilled to work with him after my Sedgefield years as a part of the summer rep program at Queen's College. As a Myers Park drama student, I learned the Stanislavski System from him, using Sonia Moore's book. Later I met Sonia Moore in a workshop. She validated his techniques. As a substitute teacher, I filled in for Mr. Elmore. It was an honor for him to trust me to direct his play. Eventually, i followed in his footsteps as the drama teacher at East Mecklenburg. It was fun to see his name in his handwriting in the books I used. I shall never forget Thomas F. Elmore.


    Tommy and I were dance partners back when we were in high school and took from June Faulconer Reid. We lost touch after we graduated and went to college. I'm sorry to hear he has now passed away and we never had the chance to renew our friendship. My husband Jerry and I would like to express our sympathy to his family at this time. I have a photo of Tommy and me in our costumes if anyone in the family would like a copy, just email me and I'll be glad to send it to you.

  • Betsy Caudle Lowman

    We was saddened to hear of Tom’s passing and wish to express my condolences to his wife Nancy and Son Christopher.

    Betsy and Joe Lowman