Harvey Wilton "Pops" Kolmetz, born at Hinson's Crossroads, Aug. 7, 1932, passed from this life Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 at Grandview Assisted Living in Bonifay, surrounded by his loving family. His family will carry cherished memories of his clever sense of humor and his love of family. Mr. Kolmetz retired from the Florida Department of Transportation after 33 years of service. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Men's Bible Class for 50 plus years.
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Mr. Kolmetz was preceded in death by his parents, Elam and Cora (Hinson) Kolmetz; his loving wife of 57 years, Elouise "MeMe" (Smith) Kolmetz; one brother, Milton E. Kolmetz and one sister-in-law, Windell M. Kolmetz.
He is survived by his daughter, Rhonda (Kolmetz) Creel and husband David of Chipley; one son, Stanley "Keith" Kolmetz and wife Joanne of St. Augustine; one granddaughter, Leah K. Green and husband Marcus of Chipley, and the two loves of his life, great grandchildren, Marley Isabelle Green and John Ross Green of Chipley, FL. He is also survived by his brother, Earl Ray Kolmetz and deceased wife Windell and sister-in-law Letha C. Kolmetz and deceased husband Milton of Chipley
Friends and family were invited to a celebration of his life from 5 to 7 p.m, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 at Brown Funeral Home, Brickyard Road Chapel with the full funeral service at the First United Methodist Church of Chipley on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 at 10 a.m. The family greatly appreciates the love, kindness, and compassion shown by the staff at Grandview Assisted Living. We love you all, especially Cathy, Ronnie, Donna and Al. Special recognition to Covenant Hospice of Marianna for their kindness and the professional care in his last days particularly, Karen Burnett. Finally, a very special "Thank You" to Dr. Frank Crockett and Dr. Mark Byard of Dothan, Ala. for their medical expertise and loving care. The family welcomes flowers. Donations can be made to First United Methodist Church of Chipley 1285 Jackson Ave. Chipley, FL. 32428 or to Covenant Hospice of Marianna, FL. 4215 Kelson Ave., Suite E., Marianna, FL. 32446. Family and friends may sign the online register at http://www.brownfh.net/
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Sept. 25, 2013