Elmer Huston Bullard, 87, of Kenna, passed away peacefully on January 19, 2013. He was born on February 6, 1925 in Clay County WV, the son of Roy Lee Bullard and Lou Vena Salyers Bullard Campbell.
Elmer was a proud U.S. Army veteran and a life member of the American Legion and VFW. He was inducted into the Army in June 1943, received his basic training at Fort Knox, KY and advance Infantryman training at Camp Chaffee, AK. He was sent to LeHarve, France where he participated in the Battle of Rhineland and the Central European Campaign. He was awarded the following medals: Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Star, American Campaign, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with two bronze stars, WWII Victory, German Occupation Ribbon, Jubilee of Liberty of France, Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Presidential Unit Citation. He was honorably discharged in 1946.
Elmer was retired from Kaiser Aluminum and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. In previous years, he enjoyed camping and fishing and holds several fish citation records.
In addition to his parents, Elmer was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Helen, who passed away three months and two days earlier. He was also preceded by brothers, Harold Lee and William Clarence Bullard.
He is survived by his daughter Kathy Martin and her husband, Danny, of Kenna; daughter Karen Jack and her husband, David, of Kenna; granddaughter Kellie Niewierowski and her husband, Chris, of St. Albans; grandson Bronson Martin and his fiancée, Lauren McNally, of Charlotte, NC; great-grandchildren Eden and Carter Niewierowski; sister Beulah White of Ovapa; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 26 at Waybright Funeral Home in Ripley, WV.
The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11a.m. until 1p.m. A private burial will follow at Emma Chapel Cemetery.
Special thanks to caregivers, Dallas Skeen, Diana Haynes, Jackson Co. Home Health, Eldercare of Ripley and our many neighbors.
Online condolences may be left at www.waybrightfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Emma Chapel Cemetery Fund, Route 1 Box 296, Liberty, WV 25124.