Elroy Larimore Obituary, Founding Member Of The Barren River Area Development District Has Died

Elroy Larimore Obituary, Death – Elroy Larimore devoted nearly all of his life to serving the general population. Deputy Sheriff of Hart County from 1958 until 1961, and later General Manager of the Green River Valley Water District (1962 – 1996). As General Manager, Elroy oversaw the growth of the Green River Valley Water District into Kentucky’s largest and most effective rural water distribution system. He was a fervent advocate for providing rural populations with access to clean and safe drinking water. Elroy was actively involved in a wide variety of organizations on a local, state, and national level.

Elroy was a founding member of the Barren River Area Development District, where he held the position of Chairman in addition to many other offices over the course of his career; he was honored with the 2016 Tim Lee Carter Award for Distinguished Service; he was honored with the 1991 National Association of Development Organization (NADO) Nick Salazar Leadership Award; he was an incorporator of the Hart County Planning Commission; and he was an original member of the organization. Twenty of those years were spent by him on the Board of Directors of the National Rural Water Association, where he also held the positions of President (1988–1990) and Chaplin (1990 – 2003). 1989 NRWA Man of the Year; 1970 and 1989.

Hart County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Elroy is a member of both Rotary and Gideon International and is engaged in both organizations. Elroy was a courageous Christian and an active member of the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. He served as the Deacon Chairman, the Royal Ambassador Leader, the Song Leader, the Sunday School Teacher, and the Brotherhood / Baptist Men’s Leader during his time there. Elroy served as a member of the Executive Board and Moderator for the Liberty Association.