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Donald Lee Emerson, 69, of Chester, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lester "Schoolie" Emerson and Margaret Gardner.

Mr. Emerson is survived by his wife, Patsy Emerson; son, Rusty Emerson; daughter, Kim Harris and her husband, Doug; grandchildren, Hayley and Linsay; sister, Stella Adams and her husband, Joe; nieces, Julie Dafler and Stephanie Phillips; and other extended family and friends.

Don and his wife loved spending time on the water in his boat, "Overboard". He was also a proud owner of Virginia Rigging and Crating for 28 years. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at the Chester Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home. A time of visitation will follow the service until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Emphysema Foundation, 128 East Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851, or the , 9702 Gayton Road, #110, Richmond, VA 23238, or to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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Published in The Progress-Index from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2013
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