Almon was born on March 10, 1923. He was educated in Springfield Public Schools, graduating from Central High School in 1940. He attended Southwest Missouri State and the University of Missouri (LL.B. 1948). Almon served overseas in the Army Air Force during World War II. He married Doris Elaine Day in 1942. Almon and Elaine lived in Monett for 28 years where he was the city attorney for 20 years.
He engaged in general practice in Monett until being appointed to the Court of Appeals effective Jan. 2, 1979 until 1993. Almon served as Probate Judge and Magistrate of Barry County from 1949 to 1950. He was a member of the Supreme Court Committee on Rules of Juvenile Procedure and Lawyers Specialization. He was also the author of three volumes of the Missouri Probate Law and Practice.
Almon is survived by his wife, Elaine; a son: Dr. Stephen and his wife, Nancy; and a daughter: Dr. Sherill Easterling and her husband, Jerry Springer. He is also survived by a granddaughter: Natalie Clark and her husband, Bill; step-grandchildren: Judson Pyatt and wife, Laura; Alisha Gray, Benson Pyatt and wife, Leann and Lisa Easterling; great-grandchildren: Cooper and Collin; step-great-grandchildren: Lillian, Lincoln, Sydney, Anson and Leeson and a cousin: Miss Virginia Smith. He is also survived by Lindy Maus and her husband, Rick Grayson.
Memorial services will be at noon on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at Greenlawn Funeral Home East with visitation from 11 a.m. to noon before services. A private family inurnment will be in Missouri Veterans Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Boys and Girls Club of Springfield, 1300 N. Boonville Ave. Springfield, MO. 65802 or The YMCA 417 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806.