Emmitt Lee Wilson, 84, passed in Rancho Mirage, California, on Sunday, June 20, 2021.
He is most known as a player on the Alaska Gold Panners of Fairbanks baseball team and his contribution to the Alaska Baseball League, serving as commissioner from 1975 to mid-1980. He also served as commissioner of commerce under Gov. Egan in early 1970s. He continued his participation in baseball coaching at College of the Desert and scouting for various professional teams.
Emmitt is survived by his son, Sean Wilson, and his wife, Shelly Wilson; two daughters, Reecia Wilson and Tiffany Wilson; grandchildren, Zack Wilson, Katie Saari and her husband, Calvin Saari, and Molly Wilson; and great-grandchildren, London Wilson, Fiona Saari and Reese Saari.
A celebration of life is planned for 5:30 p.m. Aug. 21, 2021, in Juneau at the Hangar Ballroom.
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Published by Daily News-Miner on Jul. 11, 2021.