July 29, 1937 - April 21, 2013 OKLAHOMA CITY Alfred J. Emerson, 75, TSgt. USAF Retired, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, April 21, 2013, in Merritt Island, FL.Alfred retired from the USAF in 1974 after 20 years of service. Following his military service, Alfred joined Diebold, Inc. He retired from Diebold after a 25-year career there.A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Alfred is survived by his wife of 55 years, Shirley Emerson; two children, Linda Vickers and Michael Emerson; two grandchildren, Ashley Parker and Ian Emerson; great-grandson, Gabe Parker; daughter-in-law, Michele Emerson; and son-in-law, Matt Parker.Even though Alfred had a long battle with illness, he entertained his family, friends, and health workers with a sense of humor that will not be forgotten.A non-viewing service with military color guard will be April 28 at 10 a.m. at the Veteran's Memorial Center, 400 S. Sykes Creek Pkwy., Merritt Island, FL.In lieu of flowers, Alfred's family asks that donations be made to: Hospice of St. Francis, Inc., 1250-B Grumman Place, Titusville, FL 32780.
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Published in The Oklahoman on Apr. 25, 2013