Corporal Elmer VanHoorebeke, Jr, 27, of Palm Springs, California, passed away on Sunday, April 6, from injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident. A memorial service is scheduled for 3pm on Saturday, April 12 in the Chapel of the College Station Memorial Cemetery, 3800 Raymond Stotzer Parkway, College Station, Texas. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.
Junior was born to Elmer and Betty VanHoorebeke, in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Not long after Jr. finished high school, he started working for the city of College Station. He first started there September 19, 2005 and left October 10, 2010. When he joined the military. Jr. enjoyed many various activities such as camping, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his brothers and friends. Every time Jr. came into town he also spent time with his niece and nephew, he loved taking them to the zoo, park, movies and just being able to play with them.
Junior reported to boot camp at Marine Corp Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA on 25 October 2011. Following initial training he reported to the engineering school on Camp Lejeune, NC where he trained to work in the Military Occupational Specialty of 1142, Engineer Equipment Electrical Systems Technician. After completing his MOS training Junior reported to the Marine Air Support Squadron-2, Marine Air Control Group-18 in Okinawa, Japan. From there Junior deployed to Afghanistan for a year-long tour from May 2012 to May 2013. After that deployment Junior was transferred to VMU-1, Marine Air Control Group-38, 3d Marine Air Wing in 29 Palms, CA.
Preceding him in death are his grandparents Frank and Alberta VanHoorebeke, and William Mount; his uncles Billy Mount and Donald Patterison; his aunts Alice Patterison and Sandra Mount; his cousins Skye Dickey and Joshua Mount.
He is survived by his parents Elmer and Betty VanHoorebeke; his grandparents Leroy and Theresa Odle; his brothers Corporal Nicholas VanHoorebeke, Bradly VanHoorebeke, Eddie VanHoorebeke; his sisters Jamie VanHoorebeke Rebecca Sage, and Debbie Swan; his seven nephews and one niece.Print This Obituary