James Edwin Kamer, of Oakdale, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, November 26, 2018. He was 66 years old. Edwin was an exceptionally talented carpenter and handyman. There wasn’t a knot he couldn’t tie or tool he couldn’t use. He could lay tile, shingle a roof, build a house – including plumbing and electrical. If you could dream it – he could build it. He helped a lot of people and he enjoyed doing it. He was generous with both his time and his abilities. He may have had rough hands, but he had a soft heart.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Dorothy Kamer of Oakdale, brothers: David Kamer (Karen), of Lebanon, TN, Dean and Marvin Kamer (Linda), both of Oakdale; 1 brother-in-law, Dean Crass of Oakdale; 1 sister-in-law, Kim Kamer of Oakdale.
He is survived by his 3 children, James Robert Kamer (Andrea) of Lebanon, TN, Amanda Ruth Bingham (Nathan) of Oakdale and Jacob Andrew Kamer of Knoxville; 3 granddaughters, Harper Leigh Kamer of Lebanon, Jacey Elaine and Darcy Elizabeth Bingham of Oakdale; 1 sister, Evelyn Crass of Oakdale; 2 brothers, Gary Kamer of Oakdale and Dale Kamer (Sheila) of Wartburg; 1 sister-in-law, Barbara Kamer of Oakdale.
The family will be having a graveside service Friday, November 30, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Pine Orchard Cemetery.
Schubert Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.