Obituary of Elmer Lamar Liles
Liles, Elmer "Lamar"
Elmer L. Liles, "Lamar" entered his Heavenly home March 18, 2019.
Lamar was born in Plant City, Florida April 17, 1937.
Lamar is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Lee Olive Liles and sister Anzie Stebbins. He is survived by his wife Janet Rice Liles of fifty-five years, son Richard Liles, daughter-in-law Cindi Rothenbush Liles, granddaughters, Nicole Liles, Tayler Liles O'Brien and husband Kevin. Brothers Billy and Sidney Liles, Sister Mary Patrick and many nieces and nephews.
Lamar served as Captain in the U.S. Army, 101st Airborne, Ranger and a Special Forces Green Beret and served two tours in Vietnam. He worked twenty-eight years with the U.S. Postal Service and retired in 1999. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Ruskin where his family attended when he was growing up. Lamar served as chairman of the deacon board for thirty-eight years, was the sound technician for twenty-eight and taught Sunday School for many years. He loved to hunt and fish in his younger years. Lamar coached little league baseball for several years.
The family would like to thank friends and family for your prayers and support shown through the years due to Lamar's numerous health issues caused by the Agent Orange chemical exposure while serving in Vietnam.
Sun City Center Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements for the visitation and funeral service which will be held at the First Baptist Church of Ruskin, 820 College Avenue West on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 12:00 with visitation at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the First Baptist Church of Ruskin Mission Fund at the above address.