Robert Earl Emerson, 55, of Blair, passed away early Wednesday morning, June 25, 2014, at his home. Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday at the Kincannon Memorial Chapel with Erin Martinez officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date at the Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in Port Gibson, Miss. Services and cremation have been entrusted to Kincannon Funeral Home.
Robert was born on Dec. 30, 1958 to Allen Emerson, Sr. and Mary (Pharr) Emerson in Jackson, Miss. Robert served his country in the United States Air Force and retired after 20 years as a Tech Sergeant. He was a veteran of Desert Storm. He worked at Altus Air Force Base as an aircraft maintenance technician until his retirement in 2013. Robert and Amanda Reta were united in marriage on Sept. 3, 2010. He was the owner of Emerson Signs and Sheds in Blair for 25 years.
He was preceded in death by his father. He leaves behind his wife Amanda of the home; mother, Mary Emerson of Port Gibson, Miss.; one son, Ronald Emerson of Blair; a daughter, Heidi Emerson, of Blair; two step-sons, Evan Cottrell of Blair, and Eric Cottrell of Lawton; a step-daughter, Maranda Watkins of Blair; three grandchildren, Kobie Emerson, Haley Emerson and Darian Cottrell; two brothers, Allen Emerson, Jr. of and wife Donna of Pearl, Miss., and Jerry Emerson and wife Sue of Byran, Miss.; and a host of friends.
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