Mr. Ed Elliott Germany Jr.

March 2, 1942July 18, 2021

COLUMBIA - Ed Elliott Germany Jr., 79, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021. A graveside service will be held at noon Thursday, July 22, 2021, in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Germany was born March 2, 1942, in Columbia, a son of the late Ed Elliott Germany Sr. and Hattie Young Germany. He was a graduate of Columbia High School, Class of 1960, and served for 24 years in the South Carolina National Guard. Mr. Germany had worked for Southern Plastics and retired from Jolly’s Frame and Wheel Alignment. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed his friends at the Hardee’s on Rosewood. He was a member of Whaley United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Kay Martin Germany; nephew, James J. Germany Jr.; brother-in-law, David Martin; sister-in-law, Jan Martin Sheely (Jimmy); niece, Hayleigh Martin. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brother, James J. Germany Sr. and sister-in–law, Lois Germany. Memorials may be made to Whaley Street United Methodist Church, 517 Whaley St., Columbia, SC 29201 or to a charity of one’s choice. Memories may be shared at


  • Whaley Street United Methodist Church


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, July 22, 2021


Mr. Ed Elliott Germany Jr.

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Cindy Tarte Grace

July 26, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. I am sending prayers and love to Kay, Jan, David and all of Ed’s family and friends.

Katy Sniegon

July 22, 2021

Ed was like an uncle to me since I was a toddler. He also was to my daughter, Ally. He was a friend to my husband Darrell and a lifelong friend to my mom, Margaret, who was best friends with his wife Kay. We will all miss Ed dearly. He was a good man and family friend. He and my father, Nolan, were close friends who loved to hunt and fish. Our hugs, prayers and love go out to Kay and his family.

Jan Martin Sheely

July 21, 2021

I can't remember life without Ed in it. He and Kay were almost like second parents to me and David growing up. Not many couples are blessed to have the kind of love they shared for over 56 years. It is that rare kind of love. It is really hard to imagine our lives without him. I pray our Lord will hold Kay close in his hands to get her through the days, months and years ahead and show her how to live without him and hold all those wonderful memories close in her heart until she sees him again. We will love and miss him always.

Janice Simmons

July 20, 2021

I have known Ed through his loving wife, Kay, since June of 1967.
No man ever loved his wife more than Ed loved Kay. They had in their marriage what few ever know.
Kay, I know your worst days are ahead but always remember how you loved each other each day, every year and now you have the memories few ever know.
Hoyt and I always knew we were close to you and Ed for all the above reasons because we were blessed with wonderful husbands who put us first and loved their wives more with each passing year!

Janice Walker Simmons

Nancy Nunn

July 19, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

May the Lord comfort and be with all of you.

There is a poem, "Footprints In The Sand," It helps in times of need.

Love and Prayers!
Nancy Nunn