Elmer Ray Caudill, 81, of Columbus, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation in Columbus.
He was born May 6, 1935, in Canyon Falls, Kentucky. He was the son of William Columbus and Lottie (Overbee) Caudill. He married Oma Jean (Commer) Caudill on March 8, 1956.
Elmer is survived by his wife; a son, David Ray (Eva) Caudill of Columbus; daughters, Deborah Lynn (Gary) Gaddis of Shelbyville, Indiana, Kathy Jean Caudill of Edinburgh, Indiana, and Linda Sue Caudill of Connersville, Indiana; brothers, Thomas (Gloria) Caudill of Flat Rock, Indiana and Chester (Edna) Caudill of Edinburgh, Indiana; and a sister, Nannie Deavers of Lexington, Kentucky; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and eleven step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Estill, Clarence, Michael and Wayne Caudill; sisters, Georgia Marie Thomas, Elizabeth Ann Deaton and Betty Jean Garriott.
He was a member of the Who-So-Ever-Will Community Church. He retired in 1996 from Amos Plastics after 40 years of service as a finishing technician. He enjoyed playing and singing music, writing songs, woodworking and gardening.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 26, 2016, by the Rev. Lewis Burton at the Who-So-Ever-Will Community Church in Edinburgh. Calling will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday and from 1 p.m. until time of service Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Flat Rock Cemetery, Flat Rock.
Arrangements were made by Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home in Edinburgh, Indiana.