Herman Baxter Eller, age 86, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 13, 2022, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Johnson County, TN to the late Avery James and Mary Elizabeth Neely Eller. Herman lived in Shady Valley, TN as a child and later made Bristol, VA his life-long residence. He retired from the City of Bristol, VA working as a Lieutenant Deputy Sheriff for the Sheriff’s Department and later as the Animal Control Officer for the Police Department.
Herman was preceded in death by his parents Avery James and Mary Elizabeth Neely Eller, 14 siblings: Robert J. Eller, Raymond W. Eller, James (Jim) I. Eller, Roy F. Eller, Herbert N. Eller, Donald Eller, Helen Eller Wallace, Marjorie Eller Parker, Pearl Eller Henderson, Bessie Eller Houser, Ruby Eller Main, Irene Eller Mathesius, Lena Eller Boyd and Ella Mae Eller.
Survivors include his loving wife of 63 years, Marie Eller, daughter, Robin Eller Kosh (Sean), grandson Benjamin Kosh, sister, Gladys Eller Rasnake, and numerous nieces/great nieces, nephews/great nephews that he held dear in his heart.
The family would like to extend a sincere appreciation to loving family and friends who helped in so many ways. And, a very special Thank You to Ronnie and Roxanne Blaylock, the entire Campbell family and Clarence and Beverly Wilson. We will be forever grateful for all the love, kindness and support shown throughout the years.
The family will receive family and friends on Monday, June 20, 2022, from 4:00p.m. – 6:00p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home in Bristol, TN. Graveside services will be held in Mountain View Mausoleum on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. with Virginia Fraternal Order of Police State Chaplain, Jackie Thurston, officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Blaylock, Hal Boyd, Randy Campbell, Mike Campbell, Jeff Eller, Monty Eller, Tony Eller, Roger Rasnake, Jackie Thurston, and Clarence Wilson. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Herman may be made to your charity of choice.
Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.