Emmitt C. Van Eman, 80, of Vidor, died July 19, 2012, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Born in Elmina, TX, raised in Lufkin, and was a longtime resident of Vidor. Emmitt was retired from Gulf States Utilities, where he was service foreman, and served his country in the US Air Force during the Korean War. Emmitt was a member and a deacon at First Baptist Church in Vidor. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 22, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Vidor, with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m., Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Emmitt is survived by his wife, Emma Lou Van Eman; son, Paul Van Eman and his wife, Daphne of Lufkin, TX; daughters, Janet Van Eman of Ennis, TX, Karen Broyles and her husband, K.C. of League City, TX; grandchildren, Jennifer Scott and her husband, Bob; Clay Van Eman and his wife, Britni; Jamie Beesley and her husband, Jared; Katie and Kimberly Broyles; and 3 great grand daughters.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on July 21, 2012