Elmer A. Holmes Jr.
October 20, 1948 - November 20, 2018
Elmer was as enormous in heart as he was in stature. He loved music, hot rods/fast cars (he was QUITE the driver!), animals of all kinds, gardening, cooking, fishing and most of all his friends and family. Being 6'6" at his tallest he was affectionately known to many as "Big Elmer," and while his large frame commanded respect he was one of the most gentle, helpful and compassionate people one could have ever had the pleasure to know.
Elmer was a very active member of many clubs, including (but not limited to) The Moose, VFW, and The Sportsman's Club. He was a charter member of the The Eagles Club Aerie #4035. Elmer was always the first to lend a helping hand and always saw things through to the end, no matter how difficult they may have been. He contributed to multiple charities such as the Nature Conservancy, the VFW, Saint Labre Indian School, Boys Town, Sierra Club, and Southern Poverty Law Center, just to name a few. He was very politically active and always made a point to cast an INFORMED vote.
Elmer was predeceased by both of his parents (Evelyn and Elmer Holmes); siblings, George Wood, Tom Wood, Ernest Wood, Evelyn Wood; and son, Eric Holmes.
He is survived by sisters, Marsha (Ron) Schlotzhaur, Elizabeth (Leroy) Brockway; children, Kerri Holmes, Kyndra Mae Holmes, Troy Holmes, Buffy Elder, Shannon (Ben) Hammond and Heather (Addison) Warner; grandchildren Evelyn Jayne Gilbert, Davien Clayton Holmes, Tristan Nowak, McKenzie Nowak, Zachary (Kari) Fuller, Ariana Hammond, Jessica Elder, Jamie Hargreaves, and Kayla Wilson; great grandchildren Avelyn Crown and Amelia Crown; many cousins, nieces and nephews; beloved pets George and Wrylie; and MANY friends.
Elmer is LOVED DEARLY, will be remembered fondly, and missed terribly.
Cards can be mailed to 45 Roaming Rock Blvd. Roaming Shores, OH 44085. In lieu of flowers and donations please attend Andover Village Council meetings and DO NOT ALLOW THE ANNEXATION.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm until services begin at 5:30 at 134 Prospect Street, Andover, Ohio 44003.
A Celebration of life will immediately follow at The Andover Eagles Club Aerie #4035.
Guestbook for condolences is at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com.
in memory of Elmer
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Tuesday November 27, 2018
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Baumgardner Funeral Home
134 Prospect Street, Andover, OH, USA
Celebration of Life
Tuesday November 27, 2018
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Andover Eagles Club #4035
6210 Ohio 85, Andover, OH, USA
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