SYCAMORE — E.L. Junior ‘Sonny’ Giltner, 75, of Sycamore died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, from injuries suffered in a vehicle accident.
He was born Aug. 4, 1936, in Parsons to Elmer L. and Cleda K. (Wiglesworth) Giltner. He attended Parsons and Labette County schools. He served in the Army and later received his general education development diploma after his service. He received an associate degree from Labette County Community College.
He owned and operated Giltner Ford Motor Co. in Fredonia and Neodesha for more than 20 years.
On May 26, 1957, he married Eugena “Jeanie” Smith in Miami, Okla. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his mother, Cleda DeVahery of Derby; two daughters, Cherie McGuire of Independence and Tammy Giltner of Fredonia; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Daryl Giltner of Fort Scott; and a sister, Peggy Shoemaker of Derby.
The celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Independence.
Potts Chapel of Independence is in charge of arrangements.