Elmer Loudermilk

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Elmer Loudermilk, 87, of Clayton, formerly of Greencastle, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville.

Born May 5, 1922 in Williamsburg, Ky., he was the son of James E. and Margaret Owens Loudermilk. He was a 1940 graduate of Holmes High School and had attended the University of Cincinnati.

Mr. Loudermilk was a pilot in the United States Navy Air Corps having served in the Pacific during World War II. He retired from the FAA in 1977 where he had been a supervisor and chief of training with the air traffic controllers.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Taylor Chappell-Loudermilk; two daughters, Linda Hunter and husband Victor of Milwaukee, Wis. and Susan Loudermilk and husband Sameer Bhatia of Lafayette; two sisters Vivian Graham and Velma Carlton and husband Ernest; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Helen "Holly" Thompson Loudermilk, his parents and brother James Loudermilk.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Clayton Christian Church, 5110 S. State Rd. 39 Clayton, with the Pastor Gary Black officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Greencastle.

Visitation will be held at the church from 1 p.m. until time of service on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Indianapolis Chapter.

Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Condolences may be shared with the family c/o www.bittlesandhurt.com