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David Cornell Emerson

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HENDERSONVILLE-David Cornell Emerson, 75, of Hendersonville, NC, passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, NC.
He was born in Hillside, NJ on August 20, 1938 to the late Sigurd A. and Clarinda F. Emerson. David attended Duke University and later studied at NYU.
He was married to Beatrice Emerson on April 4, 1964 in NYC. They lived for many years in Connecticut before moving to North Carolina in 2007.
David served in the U.S. Marine Reserves from 1958-1964, and spent most of his career in the beverage industry which included Pepsi Cola Co., and Schweppes USA Ltd. where he held numerous executive positions relating to marketing, planning, and business development. After leaving Schweppes, he worked at A&W Brands, retiring after the company was sold to Dr. Pepper.
David was a kind soul and always managed to touch the hearts of those in each community that he lived.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Beatrice; sons, Kristian of Raleigh, NC, Marcus and wife, Michelle of Temecula, CA, Cliff and wife, Julie, of St-Bruno, Canada; two brothers, Field and John and their wives; nieces, nephews and four grandchildren.
Services will be announced at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association (www.donate.heart.org).
Condolences may be made to the family at www.ashevilleareaalternative.com.
Published in The Times-News on May 7, 2014
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