Born 8-27-1922 -- Died 12-19-2005
Elmer Glen Lewallen, 83, died Dec. 19, 2005, at Cox South in Springfield, Mo. He was born Aug. 27, 1922, in Oregon County, Mo., the son of William Franklin and Barbara Stradel Lewallen.
He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II and earning the rank of Technician Fourth Grade. He was a decorated veteran receiving numerous awards for battles and campaigns for which he served in, including two Bronze Stars and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star.
He was a laborer, working in house construction and was a member of the Labor Union, Local 682 in St. Louis, Mo.
Survivors include a son, Kenneth Lewallen of Worthington, Ohio; nieces and nephews; grand-nieces and grand-nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; three brothers, Billie, Henry and Ed Lewallen; and seven sisters, Ruby Russell, Margaret Mills, Mary Crase, Fern Lewallen, Jettie Hackworth, Dorothy Grooms and Anise E. Lewallen.
The funeral service was held at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer Dec. 22 with Rev. David Honeycutt and Elmer Russell officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer.
Pallbearers were Larry Mills, Lester Hackworth, Frank Crase, Carlos Barton, Ronnie Mills and Elmer Russell.
Honorary pallbearers were Dolan Hackworth, Dean Hackworth, Duane Hackworth, Donnie Russell and Haston Combs.