Elmer Woodcox

May 26, 1926 - March 12, 2019

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Friday, March 15, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Harbor of Love Baptist Church, 2353 South Lima Road, Kendallville


Friday, March 15, 1:00 PM
Harbor of Love Baptist Church, 2353 South Lima Road, Kendallville


Elmer Woodcox, 92, of Antwerp, Ohio, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at the home of his granddaughter in Kendallville.

He was born May 26, 1926, in Antwerp, Ohio, to John and Clara (Courtney) Woodcox.

He honorably served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, where he played the bass with Navy Band.

He first married Iona Carr. She preceded him in death in 1991. He then married Iris Chamberlin. She survives in Elkhart.

Mr. Woodcox retired from International Harvester in Fort Wayne.

He was a member of the VFW Post 4087 and the Masonic Lodge, both in Antwerp, Ohio.

Elmer had a passion for making and shooting guns. He enjoyed reloading ammunition, fishing, hunting, and gardening.

Also surviving are two grandchildren, John Paul (Carla) Woodcox of Crawfordsville and Lori (Rickie) Hoover of Kendallville; and five great-grandchildren, John Dustin Woodcox, Cayla Woodcox, Jacob Hoover, Jessica (Derek) Chrobak, and Christin Hoover.

He was also preceded in death by three children, Judy Woodcox, John Woodcox, and infant Woodcox; three great-grandchildren, Alexis Woodcox, Cody Hoover, and Rickie Hoover; and a brother, Kenneth Woodcox.

Funeral services will be Friday, March 15, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Harbor of Love Baptist Church, 2353 South Lima Road, Kendallville with Rev. Charles Mosley officiating. Burial will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the Maumee Cemetery in Antwerp, Ohio.

Graveside military services will be conducted by VFW Post 4087 and active duty members of the U.S. Navy.

Visitation is Friday, March 15, 2019, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the church.

Preferred memorials are to the Harbor of Love Baptist Church.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.

Share memories and condolences at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

March 26th, 2019 9:14am

My condolences to the family. Please be comforted by the Bible's promise of the resurrection. John 5:28,29, Acts 24:15

Todd and Melissa Girardot
March 15th, 2019 5:49pm
Antwerp, OH

Our condolences on your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts.