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Joe Elmore Lost A Battle With His Long-Term Illness At The Age of 80

Joe Elmore worked as host in "Tennessee Crossroads" for over 37 years.

Sadly, Joe Elmore passed away in the early hours of Monday, June 17, 2024, at 80.

Joe Elmore was a television personality born in 1944 in Paragould, Arkansas.


  • Joe Elmore sadly passed away at the age of 80 on June 17, 2024.
  • Elmore was suffering from a long-term illness, as mentioned by PowerNation TV and Nashville Public TV.
  • Some fans speculate that Joe lost his life due to a stroke. But, no credible sources are available to prove this speculation.

A popular TV personality, writer, and producer, Joe enjoyed connecting with big audiences in his home state of Tennessee.

As a weekend reporter and anchor at WHBQ, he started his television career in Memphis.

Elmore hosted “Tennessee Crossroads” since beginning at WNPT, Nashville, in 1987.

He also co-hosted “Detroit Muscle” on NBC Sports, a weekly how-to/lifestyle show celebrating American muscle car culture.

In addition, he hosted the country’s foremost high-performance automotive show, “Horsepower,” on Spike TV from 1997 to 2013.

Joe Elmore Was Battling With Long-Term Illness

The PowerNation TV shared a condolence post where they mentioned Joe passed away after battling with a long-term illness.

We are heartbroken to share that our long-time host and dear friend, Joe Elmore, has passed away after a brave battle with a long-term illness. Joe’s passion for cars and infectious enthusiasm brought millions of POWERNATION viewers joy.

Moreover, Nashville Public TV has also posted that Joe was suffering from a long-term illness.

There’s no easy way to say this.. our beloved friend and Tennessee Crossroads host for 37 years passed away this morning following a long illness. As Joe would’ve wanted, the show he helped create will continue, as will his spirit.

At 80, fighting any kind of disease becomes increasingly difficult; this might be a reason behind Joe’s losing a battle with his long-term illness.

However, no credible sources has provided exact information about which illness he was suffering from.

Following the posts, Joe’s fans rushed to the comment section to express their sadness about his tragic passing.

There are some fan-made speculations that he might have lost his life due to a stroke. However, as mentioned before, no source has backed this up, making it just a speculation.

However, his family and close ones are devastated by the news of Joe’s passing.

His co-workers and viewers of Tennessee crossroads mentioned him as a soft-spoken, humble, a true gentleman and best representative.

Bob Muelle, WKRN News 2 anchor and Nashville’s longest-running television perosnality has called Elmore “a legend in local broadcasting.”

Moreover, Joe was actively involved in the fundrasing events for any illness. His recent fundrasing appearce was on Nashville Public Television during month of March.

Additional Information

  • At his passing, Joe Elmore had an estimated net worth of around $4.7 million.
  • Joe Elmore was survived by his former wife, Afsoon Elmore, daughter Lily Elmore, and sons, Chris Elmore and Bobby Elmore.
  • Joe Elmore had one biological sister, Beth Elmore, who lives in Nashville.
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