Rest in Peace, Elmer B. Dillard


The last of a generation, my uncle Elmer Dillard, died on Monday morning at the age of 92.  What a wonderful man he was!  What many problems, trials, and joys he helped me through.  When my daddy died in 1961, Elmer was there.  When Raf and I began living together in 1977, he called me on the phone to ask, "What do you think you are doing?" When Raf needed a place to live in Midland for several weeks, he took him in.  He was my rock after Daddy died, and I sorely miss him.  He was smart, handsome, witty, courageous, loving, helpful, and a good Christian man with a huge heart.

He was married my daddy's youngest sister, Silva Louise.  She was 18 and he was 20 when I was born in 1942.  They pampered me.  She called me "cupie doll".

Oh, the memories.  I shall never, ever forget this man.  He made such a difference and such an impact in my life.

Uncle Elmer, you will always be loved and missed.

His funeral is Friday, April 18, at 2 pm at the First Baptist Church of Buffalo Gap, Texas.

Elmer, rest in peace with the love of your life, Silva (picture here in 1942).

Comments

judie said…
Beautiful words and thoughts, Sue. He will always be at peace now and I'm sure is watching over you.

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