Created August 27, 2018
This eternal flame burns forever
in remembrance of Elton M. Hermes
Elton M. Hermes
October 21, 1935 - June 6, 2023
Elton Milford Hermes, 87, of Jacksonville passed from this life into the next to be
with our Lordand Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, June 6, 2023. He was born
October 21, 1935 to Oscar and Katherine (Kalka) Hermes of Bandera, Texas.
He joined the USAF in 1953, retiring from service in 1974. After his service he
settled in Vilonia on his small farm and became the school's bus mechanic until
1979. Over the next years of life, he worked as a school bus driver, boiler maker
for ABCO in TX and then drove a school bus for Pulaski County Schools until
retiring from there. He was a faithful member of Little Rock AFB
Chapel and loved cooking the sausage for their fellowship breakfasts. In recent
years he began attending Conway Cowboy Church with some of his family.
The things he enjoyed in life were hard work, traveling, RV camping, family
reunions, church, serving people and fellowship to name a few.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Gweneth Faye
(Merryman) Hermes; his son, Sammy Ray Hermes and his siblings, Joseph
Marcus and Julius Ray Hermes (infants), Charles Oscar Hermes, Kathryn
Elizabeth Wahrmund and Mable Ann Schultz and also one
granddaughter, Stephanie Marie Hermes.
He leaves behind 3 children, Dianna Jean Key (Kenneth), David Lynn Hermes
and Delton Mark Hermes (Jennifer) all of Jacksonville; 4 siblings, Mary Fern
Griggs of Missouri, Evelyn Rose Backus of Florida, Patricia Joyce Bailey of
Conway, Leona Magdaline Edgman (Tommy) of Conway and
Larry Raymond Hermes (Pam) of Florida; 9 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren;
36 nieces andnephews; numerous great-nieces, nephews and
family; his very special friend and love, Angie Shugart and last but certainly not
least, Wrango his Chihuahua, whom he loved dearly. He will be remembered as
a loving father, a hardworking and caring soul who loved family and
friends, with an exceeding passion to help others.
A visitation will be from 6:00pm to 8:00pm Sunday, June 11, 2023 at Roller-
McNutt Funeral Home in Conway. Funeral Service will be at 10:00am Monday,
June 12, 2023 at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will follow at
Crestlawn Memorial Park in Conway.
Though He's gone, He is not forgotten.
Though absent, He remains in spirit.
Though once a worker, He now rests.
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