EMORY, RICHARD HARRELL - age 81, of Strawberry Plains, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 5, 2013. Retired from ASARCO after 31 years of service. US Air Force veteran who served during the Korean Conflict. After the passing of his mother, Richard was raised by grandparents, Posey and Pearlie Harrell. Preceded in death by parents, Van Burean and Ruby Emory; brothers, Van Burean Emory, Jr. and Bill Steadman; and sister, Pat Dondaro. Survived by wife of 56 years, Mary Magdalene Emory; sons, Donald E. Emory and wife, Becky, and Earl Emory; daughter, Patricia Ann Emory; brother, Bobby Ray Emory and wife, Susie; grandchildren, Amanda L. Emory and Avery D. Emory; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law. Funeral services will be 7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Bridges Funeral Home with Rev. Arthur Pedigo and Shawn Province officiating. Family and friends will meet 3:15 p.m. Sunday at Eastview Memorial Gardens for a 3:30 p.m. interment. Military honors will be provided by East Tennessee Veteran Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Saturday at Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, 865-523-4999. www.bridgesfuneralhome.com
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Sept. 6 to Sept. 7, 2013