- July 23, 1957 - August 26, 2011
- North Little Rock, Arkansas
of Elmer's Passing
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“I got in trouble in first grade for kissing him on the play ground. May have Ben 2 nd or 3 rd but just a memory. He will always be. Remembered by me...Read More »
1 of 34 | Posted by: Bev Teachworth - Flower mound, TX
“So sorry to hear that Gus passed away. I have alot of good memories of hanging out with the Platt boys (and John). Hope things are going well for...Read More »
2 of 34 | Posted by: Debbie Armagost Laing - Fort Mill, SC
“Oh UncleGus...I've thought of you so much since you went to Heaven. I read all of the messages on your page..and saw so many references to Daddy..and...Read More »
3 of 34 | Posted by: Ashley Platt - niece
“Gus was a good person. I remember him and Eddie from the band. He was always kind to me. I'm sorry for your loss.
4 of 34 | Posted by: Robert L. Jackson
“David, Pam and family,
Praying for God's strength and peace for all of you. I remember when Gus would sing so loud at the little singing school that...Read More »
5 of 34 | Posted by: Brenda Groce - AR - Friend
“Gus - you made us laugh and you made us cry. We count it a privilege to have known you. May you rest in peace and be free from your worries and...Read More »
6 of 34 | Posted by: Larry & Donna Rice - marvell, AR
“Joann, I was so sorry to hear of your loss of another Son. I appreciate your message when I lost Thad last year and just wanted you to know that I am...Read More »
7 of 34 | Posted by: Kay Winters - Cave City, AR
“Gus, as I knew him, was such a kind soul...a brilliant man who never realized his full potential but was always kind and jovial when we met. I was so...Read More »
8 of 34 | Posted by: Joe McCaleb - Colorado Springs, CO
“Philip Barnett called tonight and told me about Gus. I still see him in band and hear him in choir. He made Ridgeroad bearable, and Ole Main fun. God...Read More »
9 of 34 | Posted by: Marc Williams - Leavenworth, KS
“Joann & family, We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Donna,Fred,Keith & Karen Kassler
10 of 34 | Posted by: Donna Kassler - NLR, AR
“Gus, My heart and thoughts are with you. Please know that I have always been there when you needed me and you let me know. I am sorry that I could...Read More »
11 of 34 | Posted by: Jerry Davidson - Vilonia, AR
“John and Debbie, I am sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you.
12 of 34 | Posted by: Pam Ball - North Little Rock, AR
“PS......Thank you, Gus, for being such a lover of God's special creatures, and our precious "family members"; I'm sure Yum-Yum misses you greatly. ...Read More »
13 of 34 | Posted by: Janice (Ford) Hutto - Friend
“Wow! I remember Gus from being in band with him, under Me. Ron Bryant! Prayers & Condolences to the family. May God comfort you in this time of...Read More »
14 of 34 | Posted by: Janice Hutto - No. Little Rock, AR
“Gus was a special person. I remember his bright smile as he was running down the hall at school. We are praying for peace for your entire family. ...Read More »
15 of 34 | Posted by: Teresa & Ted Schroepfer
“Jo Anne,John and family,
Gus was such a fun loving guy with a wonderful sense of humor. Always kind, always courteous. He will be missed. Know that...Read More »
16 of 34 | Posted by: Sandra Taylor
“JoAnn, Eddie, Charlie,and John--Sorry to read in today's paper of your loss. I think of you all often. My love and prayers to you!
17 of 34 | Posted by: Gail (Thompson) Rye
“My deepest sympathy to the family of Gus Platt. We worked together at Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour and Restaurant a long time ago. We had such fun...Read More »
18 of 34 | Posted by: Mary Eddleman - Carlisle, AR
“John and Debbie-
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
May you find happiness in all of the memories that you have of your time with...Read More »
19 of 34 | Posted by: Devin Henson
“JOANN, YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAVE OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES.
ANDY AND PATTI SACREY
20 of 34 | Posted by: ANDY SACREY - NO. LITTLE ROCK, AR
“I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. You are in my thoughts & prayers.
21 of 34 | Posted by: Martha Thorpe - NLR, AR
“Goodnight Gus, there will be joy in the morning. Linda
22 of 34 | Posted by: Linda Counts Hatcher - Sherwood, AR
“I am so sorry to hear about Gus' passing at such an early age. My prayers will be with his family and friends as they go through their grieving...Read More »
23 of 34 | Posted by: Donna Bunting Green, AA-Criminal Justice
“We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
24 of 34 | Posted by: John and Loyce (Hutchins) Hern - AR
“Gus what can i say .We had some really great times together .I will never forget the camping trip in the pouring down rain when we tried and tried to...Read More »
25 of 34 | Posted by: pattie platt - ex wife
“Gus was a special person. He lived one street behind me and we went to school together from 1st to 9th. I can never forget his wonderful red hair! I...Read More »
26 of 34 | Posted by: Sherry McNew Free - Beebe, AR
“Gus was always willing to help get the word out for our reunions. Especially the last two. He was so funny. Said that he was bringing his brother for...Read More »
27 of 34 | Posted by: Sheryl Norwood
“I;m so sorry here of your brothers passing my thoughts are with you love Ann
28 of 34 | Posted by: Ann Kyzer - friend
“So very sorry about the loss of dear Gus. He will be greatly missed...
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
29 of 34 | Posted by: Glenese Channell Pettey & Jay Pettey
“Platt Family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this time. We both have known Gus for many years through church, school and work. We...Read More »
30 of 34 | Posted by: David and Peggy (Winkler) Borel - AR
“Gus always put a smile on our faces whether at School or work. Sure made it fun to go to work at Wendys. Super guy & easy to call a friend!! Will...Read More »
31 of 34 | Posted by: Ann Cates-Daniel
“I'm sorry to hear about Gus. I went to school with him. My prayers are with all of you!
32 of 34 | Posted by: Anita Hardester - Vilonia, AR
“I remember him as a very good friend during our high school years. He is going to be sadly missed by his family and all who knew him. My condolences...Read More »
33 of 34 | Posted by: mike manning
“I will always remember Gus by the funny shenigans that he would get us into while at Ridgeroad and Ole Main.
I am glad that I got to see and talk...Read More »
34 of 34 | Posted by: Cathy Dunn Copeland
Elmer Augustus Platt, Jr., known by all who loved him as "Gus", was 54 years old when he departed this life at Springhill Memorial Hospital in North Little Rock, Arkansas, on August 26, 2011 from health related complications.
Gus, born on July 23, 1957 in Batesville, Arkansas, was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Augustus Platt, Sr. and his brother, James Stephen "Stevie" Platt.
Gus lived an adventurous life even though it was cut short. He was a great friend and wonderful brother. Generous by nature, Gus lived a simple life. He was a graduate of Ole Main High School class of 1975. After high school, he began to wait tables in local restaurants. A resident of North Little Rock, he grew to be very respected in the restaurant community where, to most of his customers, he was referred to as friend.
One of Gus' unique features was his ability to remember things such as taking an order for a table of 8 and being able to recall the tiniest of detail with no paper or pen. He was extremely intellectual and had a great sense of humor. Gus had a love for animals, especially his dog and beloved companion "Yum Yum."
No one ever thought that his life would end so soon, but God had his own special plan for Gus, and we are certain that he is now with our creator. Gus was a special person and he will be truly missed. He will be in our hearts forever!
Gus is survived by his mother, JoAnn Reaves Platt, of North Little Rock, Arkansas; brother, David Platt and wife, Pam Platt, of Keller, Texas; brother, Eddie Platt, of Maumelle, Arkansas, and his two sons, Nicholas Platt and Alex Platt; brother, John Davidson and wife, Debbie Davidson, of North Little Rock; brother, Charlie Platt and his wife, Shelley Platt and three girls, Macy Coffee, Tyler Platt, and Amanda Platt; daughter Melissa Platt; nieces, Amy Platt and Ashley Platt Mlay.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday in the North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home, 1921 Main St., 758-1170. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery in Batesville at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday. Online obituary and guest registry at www.nlrfh.com.