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Charles “Charlie” Lansing Elmer

Charles “Charlie” Lansing Elmer, age 72, of French Creek, died Thursday, December 21, 2023, at his home.

He was born on April 16, 1951, in Buckhannon, a son of the late Reginald Lansing Elmer and Jessie Pauline Conner Elmer. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two daughters: Jessica Elmer and Amber Howard; one brother Thomas Wayne Elmer; and three sisters: Betty Stevenson, Ellen Robins, and an infant sister.

Charlie was survived by one son Dustin Reifke and wife Inga of Potomac, MD; two brothers: William “Bill” Elmer of Rock Cave, and Samuel “Sam” Elmer of Silver Spring, MD; one sister Sharon Elmer of Silver Spring, MD; two grandchildren: Sienna and Clive Reifke; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Charlie enjoyed reading, completing sudoku and crossword puzzles, playing the slots, being in his garden, hunting, and fishing.  

The body will be cremated. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2023, at 2 PM, at Buckhannon Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastor Rick Cutright officiating. A second memorial service will be held in Maryland at a later date.

Online condolences may be extended to the Elmer family at www.heavnerandcutright.com. The Elmer family entrusted the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel and Cremation Service with the arrangements.

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