Elmer Roy Wimpy passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, after a long battle with Alzhiemers.
Elmer was born in Ringling, Okla., on October 10, 1937 to Elmer and Ruby Wimpy. After graduating from Fairfax High School in Fairfax Okla., Elmer joined the US Navy.
He served his country as a corpsman in Vietnam with the U.S. Marine Corp. During his duty in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, he also coached the high school baseball team. After 22 years of service, he retired in San Diego and shortly thereafter moved to Oklahoma to become manager of the Dental Prosthetics Lab at the University of Oklahoma School of Dentistry.
Elmer is survived by his loving wife Beverly (Bunny) of the home; son M. Craig Wimpy, wife Ariana, and grandchildren Tyler, Ryan, and Kaitlyn; son David Brighton Wimpy, and daughter Stacy Horn and grandson Andrew.
He was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Ruby Wimpy, sisters George Ann, Lorna May, and Mini Beth, and brother David.
He will be honored at Rosecrans Military Cemetery in San Diego, Calif., where he will be laid to rest. Donations can be made to The Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001.
Epilogue by Elmer's son M. Craig Wimpy. My father was a great Dad, coach, friend, and advisor. My Dad had a favorite phrase that he used often throughout my youth and even as an adult: "If you are really good at something, you don't have to tell anyone...they will already know." My Dad was right. I don't need to spend a lot of time expressing how great he was... Everyone around him, and those touched by his life, already know...
Published on May 6, 2016