Elmer Leroy Meyer

Elmer Leroy Meyer, 90, of Amarillo, TX died Saturday, January 16, 2021, with his daughter, Shelley by his side.

Private family services will be held.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

He was born October 15, 1930, in Minatare, NE to Dave and Alma (Britthower) Meyer.  Elmer attended school in Newell and Belle Fourche, SD.  He entered the United States Air Force in April 1951, serving in Su Wan, Korea.  He was honorably discharged in October 1953.  He went to work for the US Department of Helium, Bureau of Mines.  He worked 37 years before retiring in 1991.

Elmer met his sweetheart, Wilma Anderson in Amarillo while stationed at Amarillo Air Force Base.  They married in February 1952 and were married 50 years until Wilma passed away in February 2002.  Together they raised two wonderful daughters, Shelley, and Debra.  His favorite past time was watching or listening to baseball while he was piddling in his backyard shop.  He loved to work on small engines and motors to pass the time.  Elmer played golf on a league during his younger days and placed in three tournaments he was so proud of his trophies.  He enjoyed his grandchildren very much.

He will be dearly missed by his surviving daughter, Shelley (Jay) Hickmott; five grandchildren, Lee Mason (Lauren) Hickmott, Jayson Frank Hickmott, Trey Harrison Hickmott, and Amanda Brookmeyer King, all of Amarillo, TX, and Jeremy D. King (Chrissy), of Levelland, TX.  To this he is survived by five great-grandchildren, Evan Turner and Elise Caroline (Hickmott), Adrianna Ruth, Emery Meyer (King) and Jenesis Rae (King).  Surviving siblings, Walter (Delilah) Meyer, Virginia (Lynn) Schmidt, all of Belle Fourche, SD, and Harold (Margaret) Meyer, of Rapid City, SD; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma, in 2002; daughter, Debra Ruth in 2007; son-in-law, William King in 2017; parents; brothers, Robert Meyer and David Meyer; and sisters, Mary Jane Meyer, and Dorothy Thornburg.

The family wishes to acknowledge the love and care that Elmer received while living the last 13 years at Ussery Roan State Veterans Home, here in Amarillo, TX.

6 Replies to “Elmer Leroy Meyer”

  1. I am so sorry Shelley. I know it hurts tremendously even though you know they are no longer it pain. It seems like their pain transfers to you when they are gone. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Leroy was a good guy. Remember camping with him and my sister many times when I was young. Always had an interesting story and nice things to say. Love him and will miss him.

  3. Shelly I am so very sorry about the loss of your Father. Our Dad’s are so special to us but we know that we will see them again. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family🙏🏻🙏🏻🎚

  4. Uncle Elmer was a one of a kind! I never saw him without a smile upon his face. Quick witted, he could make anyone laugh. He had an infectious personality. God certainly gained an Angel in this man. He will be missed, but not forgotten! See you in Heaven….

  5. Elmer was one of the sweetest men I ever knew. I had the pleasure of knowing him while working at Ussery Roan. He was always a gentleman and had a smile and kind word for everyone. His daughter Shelley was a loving daughter and advocate for him. Shelley, you are in my thoughts and prayers. May his memory be a blessing.

  6. Shelley, I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He was an inspiration to the rest of the residents and families at UR. You were such a good daughter to him! I know from your loving care that while with us on earth he felt loved every single day. And now he’s resting in the loving arms of Jesus. Blessings on you and your family.

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