Edgar LeRoy "Tonk" Hymer, 84 joined his family in heaven on October 8th, 2021. Edgar was born in Metz, Missouri on February 18, 1937 to Phillip and Jessie (Church) Hymer. He attended school in Rich Hill, Missouri where he graduated high school. He joined the army after high school and spent most of his time in France.
He Married Rhonda Fyock in 1962. They lived in Fort Scott until 1967 when they moved to Independence, Mo. They lived in Independence a few years before moving to Raytown, Mo where he spent the rest of his life. Edgar worked for Sears and Roebuck for about three years before going to trade school. He went to mechanics school and radio repair school He became a communications engineer and worked for Commenco until he retired in 1991.
Edgar and Rhonda had two children, Kimberly and Mark. Kim and Brian, her husband, had 5 children, Holly, Amber, Megan, Zachary and Olivia Johnson. Mark and Buffy, his wife, had 2 children, Paige and Alison Hymer. He got the name "Tonk" from his grandkids. Nobody knows how but he was "Tonk". Edgar loved to haul the grandkids around everywhere. He has been to many baseball games, softball games, and dance and orchestra concerts. Edgar also loved horseshoes, Chiefs football, family dinners and playing cards in his spare time.
Edgar was preceded in death by his parents, Phillip and Jessie; and by his brother and sister, Robert and Dorsie.
He is survived by his two children: Son Mark Hymer and his wife Buffy of Dayton, Texas: and Kim Johnson and her husband Brian of Raytown, Missouri. 7 grandchildren: Paige and Cody Ostertag, Alison and Colt Pruitt, Holly Johnson, Amber and Judson Hulme, Megan Johnson, Zachary Johnson and Olivia Johnson; one great-grandson Oliver.
Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Heuser Funeral Home Rich Hill, Missouri. Burial will follow in the Green Lawn Cemetery.