Elmer Leslie Followell

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of Diamond City, AR

April 22, 1939 - July 18, 2022

Elmer Leslie Followell, age 83, of Diamond City, Arkansas passed away Monday, July 18, 2022, at Cox Medical Center in Branson, Missouri. He was born Saturday, April 22, 1939, in Weldon, Illinois to Fred and Geneva Galloway Followell.

Elmer joined the Army when he turned 18 in 1957. After serving 20 years he retired in 1976, with the rank of E7 (Sergeant First Class). His position was Track Vehicle Maintenance. He served in Vietnam from December 12, 1966, thru December 11, 1967. During his career he was awarded medals for his service, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal 1st thru 6th Awards, 2 Overseas Bars, Vietnam Service Medal w/2 Bronze Service Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 Device, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Commendation Medal, Expert Badge with.45 cal pistol, Sharpshooter Badge w/M-16 Rifle, Meritorious Service Medal and Mechanics Badge. His last overseas tour was in Germany. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, where he held many positions including Post Commander of AL Post 3, Magnolia, Arkansas, and became a lifetime member of Post 340, Diamond City in 2014, VFW, and 40/8. He met and married his wife, Nancy (Shorty) of 22 years in Fountain, Colorado and in 2003 they moved to Arkansas.

Elmer is preceded in death by his parents, Fred (Jake) and Geneva Galloway Followell; brothers, Tom, Lloyd, Robert (Bob) and Skip Followell and sisters, Alice Mae Followell and Finisa Foltz.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Followell, of the home, Diamond City, Arkansas; son, Elmer Followell, Jr, daughter, Vicky Followell (Mike Walsh); son, Peter Followell (Rhonda Pechaco); daughter, Roberta Davis (David Bliss); grandchildren, Jeffery, Jessie, Christi, Kaitlyn, William, and Hannah; great-grandchildren, Deliha and Chance; sisters, Betty Foley, Irma Hopper, Frances Tomes, and sister-in-law, Ruth Followell. Elmer had an enthusiasm for life that was full of love, laughter, adventure, family, and friends. He will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Services were held at a later date.

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10 Condolence(s)
Vicky Walsh
Newell, IA
Thursday, September 8, 2022

I will be forever grateful that I was your baby girl! I will miss you terribly and I will always love you Dad!

Pete Followell
Elbert, CO
Thursday, September 8, 2022

Luv u lots pops we had lots of fun learned alot from u miss u luv u lots

Russell Schuh
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Saturday, July 30, 2022

Shorty and Bobbie, My Deepest Condolences and Heartfelt Prayers for Y'all at this sad time. I will Cherish the memories and Brotherhood that Elmer and I shared. He will be Sorely missed by all who knew him.

Richard Lee
Davenport, FL
Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Prayers and condolences. Elmer was a great friend and mentor in the Legion and 48 & 8
He'll be missed.

Kathy Tatten/Ed Zehr
Lead Hill, AR
Thursday, July 21, 2022

Thoughts and prayers are with you Shorty and your family. We lost a wonderful soul.

Bo McElya
Harrisburg, AR
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Shorty and Bobbi. So sorry to read that Elmer has passed away. He was one of my favorite people in the 40 et 8 . He was always fun to talk with and had a sense of humor all his own.
May God comfort your entire family and give you strength to carry on during your time of sorrow.
Elmer, RIP to you my dear friend and fly high. You earned those wings. The entire state Forty Et Eight will never forget your contributions to support it, and will miss you.

David Bliss
Bauxite, AR
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Elmer came into my life about 8 yrs ago. He was always gull of life and willing to held anyone. He taught me several things in my time knowing him. He wasn't just Pop's, he was one of my best friends. He will missed dearly but will never be forgotten. RIP Pop"s until we meet again.

Debra Baumgartner
Colorado Springs, CO
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Condolences to the entire Family.May he rest in peace.

Vicky (Followell) Walsh
Newell, IA
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

You are forever in my heart Daddy!
You will be missed terribly.
I love you!!

Amanda Henderson
Durant, OK
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Sending love and prayers