Louis Edward Elam

Louis Edward Elam

Louis Edward Elam

April 24, 1942~July 19, 2023

Louis Edward Elam, 81, of Seminole Fl formerly of Barboursville, WV. died Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at his home surrounded by family and friends.

He was born April 24, 1942, in Huntington WV, the son of the late Louis Milton and Goldia Mae Molter Elam. Louis was a graduate of Huntington High School class of 1960. He was a Quartermaster in the US Navy where he served on the USS John R Pierce and was part of the commissioning crew/plank owner of the USS William B Pratt. He attended Marshall University and retired from CSX Railroad where he was a train conductor and member of the United Transportation Union Local 1062. While employed by the railroad he graduated from the Detroit Police Academy commissioned as a railroad detective.  Louis was an avid supporter and fan of Marshall University and enjoyed watching and cheering the Thundering Herd to victory.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years Mary, daughter and son-in-law Melody and Joseph Bulso of Clearwater, Fl, son and daughter-in-law Michael and Christine Elam of Hudson, Fl. sister and brother – in- law Carolyn and Richard Collins of Milton, WV, sister-in-law Mary Marcum of Chesapeake, Ohio and brother – in – law Ronald Marcum of Barboursville, WV. Also surviving are seven grandchildren: Nathaniel Elam (Kimberly), Giuseppe Bulso (Rachael), Carly Porche, Seth Landrum, Marshall, Zachary and Shane Elam and four great grandchildren. He was a special uncle to nieces and nephews Christopher Collins, Kelly Marcum, Randall Coyle (Bronya), Melinda Taylor (Troy), Theresa Marcum, Sarah Price (Stephen), Melissa Mamula (Christopher) Kim Oldaker, and Veronica Hughes (Matthew). He is also survived by fourteen great nieces and nephews, five great-great nieces and nephews, and many other family and friends that loved him so very much. He was preceded in death by brothers – in- law David Marcum, and Lindal Coyle, sisters- in- law Sandra Marcum, Connie Coyle, and Victoria Marcum, nephew Doug Marcum and great nephew Tyler Coyle.

He will be thought of often with great love and be woefully missed.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 am on Monday, July 31st, at Bay Pines National Cemetery.

Celebration of Life will follow at VFW Post 4265 John’s Pass, Madeira Beach, Fl.




Graveside Service

Bay Pines National Cemetery

Celebration of Life

VFW Post 4265


william r coyle

July 25, 2023, 7:03 am

Louis was a very fine man! He was always there for you. He was a brother to my brother, Lindal. Thanks for that!!

Loretta Stolarik

July 25, 2023, 5:18 pm

My heart felt condolences to you Mary and all your family. Sweet Lou never had a mean bone in his body and was a joy to be around and know. His unselfish life is a testimony and true blessing for a life well lived. I will not be able to attend so I send my love to all. Mary I enjoyed all our years of working together and will always cherish our Monday ams at the Legion and VFW after working all night. Lou would check in on us every now and then. Miss you and him. Love always.

Allen and Betty Tut

July 27, 2023, 4:49 pm

Betty Tut and I are so sorry for the loss of one of the finest and most loving people we have ever had the pleasure of knowing. We have so many wonderful memories of the times we spent with Lou, Mary and the gang. His size, power and strength were matched by his loving kindness.

He will be missed for a long time by all of us who had the great fortune to have spent time with him. Everyone who knew him will miss his wonderful laughter, good natured ways, and humor.

May this gentle bear of a man be remembered well for many decades to come by those who knew and loved him.

Tim and Laura Hudnall

July 29, 2023, 9:24 am

Sending condolences and prayers.

Ron biehl

July 30, 2023, 8:48 pm

My condolences to dearest Mary and entire family. Louis will be missed by all who knew him. He helped me and friends on several occasions. He was a truly reliable and good man.
My heart ❤️ goes out to you Mary Elam.

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