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William George Emerick Sr.


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William George Emerick Sr. Obituary
POQUOSON - William George "Bill" Emerick, Sr., 76, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016. Bill was born to Londo and Gertrude Emerick on February 22, 1940 and raised in Royal Oak, Michigan. He enlisted in the U.S. Army infantry at age 18, attended Office Candidate School as a Sergeant, and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. Bill served overseas tours in Iceland, Germany and three tours in Vietnam. He was wounded three times but only accepted one Purple Heart because he felt the other two were minor wounds. His decorations include the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Silver Star, six Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, the Air Metal, and many other Army and foreign awards. Bill retired as a Major in 1978 and then worked for the Prudential Insurance Company as a Sales Representative in Florida and Virginia. Bill was an active member of Poquoson Lodge #49; Commandery; a Scottish Rite 320 Mason; the Langley/Ft Monroe Sojourners; the Peninsula Shrine Khedive Temple; the American Legion; and the Disabled American Veterans. Bill is survived by his wife Lisa Emerick; daughters, Catherine Ridgeway and husband Jon, Cynthia Emerick, and Amy Emerick; son, William Emerick, Jr.; step-daughters, Crystal Spaulding and husband John, and Wendy Ervin and husband Byron; brother, Londo Emerick; nine grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his beloved dog and personal guardian angel, Hiram Emerick. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers David and Charles Emerick. Visitation will be held Saturday, May 14, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, immediately followed by a Funeral Service led by Pastor David Cox, with Masonic Rites and full Military Honors, all at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson. A reception will follow at the Masonic Lodge in Poquoson. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Khedive Shriners Transportation Fund. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com .
Published in Daily Press on May 12, 2016
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