Ted Wayne Embry Sr.
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Chesapeake - Ted Wayne Embry Sr., 77, of Chesapeake went to be with the Lord in the arms of the angels on Friday, May 30, 2014. God has another Warrior in his Kingdom.
Born in Pensacola, Florida, on December 6, 1936, he was the son of the late Gordon and Eleanor Embry. He was also predeceased by his daughter, Holly Jo Embry.
Ted was a true patriot and retired from the United States Air Force after 23 years of service. He was a graduate of the NCO Academy and received several service awards to include: the Meritorious Service Award, the Commendation Medal, the Superior Performance Award and the Confederacy Cross of Military Service. Upon his retirement, he served with the Department of Defense where he served for 22 years. While in this capacity, he received the Civilian of the Year Award.
He was an avid sports fan of the Dallas Cowboys, enjoyed and excelled in playing golf and surf fishing. He was a member of the Vietnam Veterans Association, the Mayors Commission of Veterans Affairs and the Republican Party of Virginia. Ted was also heavily involved in the Knights of Columbus. He was the Past District Deputy, Former State Warden, Charter Member of Council 11984 and Knight of the Year. He was also Past Navigator of the 4th Degree, All Saints Assembly and Past Vice President for Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc.
Left to cherish Ted's memory is the love of his life of 54 years, his wife, Donna; his children, Melody Embry, and Ted W. Embry, Jr. and his wife Cindie; his grandchildren, Bryan and Ashley Daly, and Pierce and Trey Embry; four great-grandchildren; and his dear brother, Donald Embry and wife Betty Jo; and several nieces, nephews, close friends, Vernon and Margaret Unser and many others. He also leaves behind his faithful companion, Champie. Ted was kind and supportive to everyone he met. A tower of strength and perseverance, he passed these traits on to his children and grandchildren. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at St. Matthews Catholic Church, Virginia Beach. Father Frank Wiggins will officiate. The interment, with full military honors, will follow in Albert G. Horton Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk.
The family will receive friends for a visitation and a reception on Tuesday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 653 Cedar Rd., Chesapeake 23322. The Knights of Columbus will also be conducting the challis ceremony at this time.
Memorial donations may be made to the Chesapeake Police Department, Chaplains Unit.
The family would like to express their love and gratitude to Dr. Julius Miller, Dr. Hormoz Azar, Dr. Ramin Alimard, Dr. Randy Garnet, RN Rochelle Carpenter, the Nursing Staff at Sentara Heart Hospital (especially Michelle Richards), and Ted's dearest nurse, NP Julia Spruill. May God be with all of you, as you have been with us.
Friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.omanfh.com.
Great Bridge Chapel - Chesapeake
653 Cedar Road Chesapeake, VA 23322
Published in The Virginian Pilot on June 3, 2014