Emmitt Lee Wilson
Celebration of Life
Aug, 21 2021
Hangar Ballroom
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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.
Celebration of Life
Hangar Ballroom
, Juneau, AK
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My prayers to his family . May Emmitt Rest In Peace . A real character and he got me Teamsters Union when in college . I may also mention that a friend in Fbks has his Goldpanner Jersey . Emmitt was Big supporter of the Goldpanners . May he be back playing baseball in Heaven with his old teammates . Dg
Dan Gilbertson
July 18, 2021
Our sympathies to Sean, Reecia, Tiffany and family. Emmitt was a good family friend for many years; working at the bank with Marianne, coaching Rick in baseball, Sean serving as our ring bearer at our wedding (50 years ago today), and being at the hospital with us when our firstborn arrived! He also helped us with a loan for our first house. Thanks Emmitt - for the memories. Rest In Peace.
Rick and Candace Holliday
July 16, 2021
May Gods promise found in John 6: 40, of the hope to see our loved ones again,comfort your heart and give you peace,strength and hope in the days ahead.
Earnie Ray
July 13, 2021
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