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Elmer "Sonny" C.


July 03 , 1940 - March 20 , 2020

Elmer "Sonny" C. Childers
Elmer "Sonny" C. Childers
1940 - 2020


Due to the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive order, this service is postponed until further notice.




CHILDERS, Elmer “Sonny” C., age 79, of Brownstown, March 20, 2020. Beloved husband of Sue Ann Childers. Loving father of Cheryl (Bill) Henderson, Patricia (Mike) Siebert, Carl (Laqueta) Childers, Trina (Mitch) Dalton, Scott (Tina) Childers and Gregg (Samantha) Childers. Dearest grandfather of 18 and great grandfather of 29. He will be missed greatly by many that knew him and he will also be missed by his dog Chip. He is preceded in death by his parents Bert and Hazel Childers and 5 sisters.


I was saddened to hear that dad died Friday night. I remember him as a smart guy with a good sense of humor, Loving, Caring, and was there if we needed him. You have some of his good qualities also, Sue,. I am truly sorry for your loss, as well as our loss of our Dad, and a Loving Husband to you.Sending Prayer's for our whole Family, to be strong, and for healing us over these times of Grieving. let's all share all the Memories that we all have shared with dad over these year"s.....Be missing you DAD...I know close to all of our heart's you will be watching over all of us....Always, Loved You Dad! Carl, and Family. carl childers

Aunt Sue and all the family I am saddened to hear about Uncle Sonny's passing. I've always admired him as a strong, hard working, good hearted man who like my only brother Kevin had to put up with 5 sisters :) but he was always a good Uncle to me. I loved him and want you to know he is safe in Gods kingdom, no more pain or suffering now. Remember to take care of our loved ones We are never guaranteed a tomorrow. I love you Uncle Sonny and I miss all my family. I have added the family on our prayer chain. Lots of love and many blessings. Jen (Childers) Pease

Scott & Family, So sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. You have my deepest sympathy. Just know that your Dad is up in Heaven and pain free. You are all in my thoughts & prayers. Dan Didario

SONNY I loved seeing the joy on moms face when you and Sue came home to visit. We always wished you would come home and stay permanently. I no you are not suffering, Sonny I will forever miss you but I will never forget you Annie Annie Ferguson

Godspeed Sonny on your final journey home.... You will be missed but never forgotten... You've been a part of my family since I was a young teen!! So many memories, fun time bbq'ing.... Going outside for a cigarette break, in the cold! The cb radio ~ I'll bet you've found Teddy Bear! I'll look for signs ~ feathers.... Drop me a feather soon, let me know you made it to the other side... Kim & Tim Pyles

It was an honor to have Sonny in my life. His wit, smile, and sense of humor was a delight and an ongoing characteristic no matter if he was in pain or sick. Sue and Sonny are an inspiration, and model of how to live with love, humor, and integrity, Molly James

Sue, So sorry for your loss. It was fun seeing the two of you come by on the four wheeler. We’ll send comforting prayers to you and your family. Bless you during this terrible time. Cara Snyder and Mark Langmeyer