James E. Emery, 77
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James E. "Jimbo" Emery, 77, of Lafayette passed away on November 17, 2012 at 3:54 p.m. at IU Health Arnett. Jimbo was born on June 11, 1935 in Lafayette to the late Omer L. and Trecy B. (Olinger) Emery. In August of 1960 he married Beverly J. Bower, and she preceded him in death on January 28, 1996. Jimbo worked in Excursions at Alcoa for 35 years. He was an avid bowler, enjoyed fishing, playing bingo, and listening to original Country music.
Surviving is his longtime companion of 14 years, Barbara Crockett, of Lafayette; one son, Jimy (Pepper) Emery, of Lafayette; five siblings, William (Judy) Emery, of Lafayette, Richard (Mary Jane) Emery, of Brookston, Judy (Mike) Boatman, of Lafayette, Linda (Bob) Corbin, of Lafayette, Carol (Paul) Robinson, of Lafayette; one sister-in-law, Billie Sue Emery; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his two brothers, Tom Emery and Jerry Emery; and one great-grandchild, Ian Allen.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, with visitation one hour prior at Simplicity Funeral Care; Pastor Aucoin officiating.
Simplicity Funeral Care entrusted with care.
Please share memories and condolences at www.simplicity-funeralcare.com.
Published in the Journal & Courier from Nov. 19 to Nov. 21, 2012