YORK COUNTY - Larry Emerson, 59, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013. Larry was a native and lifelong resident of York County. He graduated from York High School in 1972 and was a devoted member of Bethel Baptist Church where he served his Lord and church family as a Deacon. Larry was a self employed brick mason. He loved the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting. He was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association, and enjoyed riding Harleys with a very special group of friends. He was a committed Christian husband, father and Pop, who lived an example of self sacrifice for his family and others. Larry was preceded in death by his parents Frederick Wray Emerson and Anne Hudgins Emerson. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Kelly Emerson; a son Dale Emerson and his wife Shirley of Yorktown; two daughters Trina Emerson (John Bishop) of Gloucester, Bonnie Emerson (Jeffery Savala) of Seaford; three brothers Wray Emerson Jr. and his wife Sandra, Carol Emerson and Garry Emerson; and a sister Cheryl Ann Dezego, all of Seaford. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Bethany, Ethan, Evan, Abigail, Jonathan, Rebekah and Jeffery Jr.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the doctors and nurses at Virginia Oncology and to Dr. Elena Garrett of Riverside Hospital; and most especially to his fishing buddies, John and George. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 23, at Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Doug Echols officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, May 22, at Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Peninsula Rescue Mission, 3700 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607.
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Published in Daily Press on May 21, 2013
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