October 6, 1937 - April 17, 2015
Wayne E. Emery, age 77, of Marion, IL, surrounded by his family, went into the arms of Jesus at 2:35 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015, in Landmark Hospital of Cape Girardeau, MO. He was born on Wednesday, October 6, 1937, in Marion, IL the son of Franklin and Dorothy (Davis) Emery. He attended school in Marion. Wayne was united in marriage to Delores Garrett on Friday, August 17, 1956, in Marion, IL, and together they have shared over 58 years of marriage. Early in his working career he worked as a coal miner. He later owned and operated Wayne’s Machine Shop in Marion for many years until his retirement. Since retirement he has operated Wayne’s Small Engines and Lawn Mower Repair. Wayne was a member of Lamaster Pentecostal Church of Marion. In 1971, he was saved and began his new Christian walk. He loved the Lord and served as a supply pastor for many of the local churches; evangelizing and preaching the Gospel. He loved his family and spending time visiting with his many friends. The many memories that have been created will now be cherished by those he leaves behind. He is survived by his wife, Delores Emery of Marion; son, Steve Emery of Herrin, IL; daughter, Paula Emery of Johnston City, IL; four grandchildren, Keri Johnson and her husband, Greg of Christopher, IL, Christina Emery of Orient, IL, Darren Small of Johnston City, IL and Ryan Smelcer and his wife, Ashley of Murphysboro, IL; three great grandchildren, Trevor and Reece Johnson, Emily Smelcer and soon to be another one arriving in July of 2015; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Myra and Jim Logsdon and Jodi Webb all of Marion; three brothers and one sister-in-law, William “Willie” and JoAnn Emery and Marvin Emery all of Marion and Gary Emery of Salisbury, NC; sister-in-law, Sharon Garrett of Herrin, IL; two brothers-in-law, Tom Garrett and his wife, Sally and Jim Little all of Marion, several nieces, nephews, other extended family and many friends. He was preceded by his parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bill and Helen Garrett; two brothers-in-law, Jim Garrett and Harold Webb; sister-in-law, Janet Little; nephew, Jimmy Jo Logsdon and niece, Dixie Garrett. Arrangements for Wayne Eugene Emery were entrusted to the Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, 900 N. Court Street, Marion, IL. A time of visitation was on Sunday, April 19th, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. During the time of visitation a “Reflection of Life” DVD Memorial Tribute featuring special people, places and events in Wayne’s life was presented to the family and friends. The funeral service was at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2015, at Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home with Brother Chris Clendenin, Brother Cecil Clendenin and Brother Dennis Myers presiding. A special poem, “I Love You This Much, Papa” was presented by granddaughter, Keri Johnson. The prelude and postlude musical selections were presented by pianist, Lisa Myers. Special vocal musical selections presented during the service were “We’ll Soon Be Done With Troubles and Trials” as a congregational hymn being led by Stacy Hosmon and Brother Dennis Myers, “Oh, What a Savior” by Stacy Hosmon and “A Beautiful Life” by Stacy Hosmon and Brother Dennis Myers with pianist, Linda Myers accompanying all the selections. The service concluded with the solo vocal musical selection “I Bowed My Knees and Cried Holy” by Linda Myers who accompanied herself on the piano. Following the service the family and friends gathered at Lamaster Pentecostal Church for a meal and continued time of fellowship and support. Interment was at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Herrin City Cemetery of Herrin, IL. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Little, Greg Little and Gary Bundren. Active pallbearers were Andy Garrett, Greg Johnson, Trevor Johnson, Marvin Emery, Darren Small and Ryan Smelcer. For additional information please contact the funeral home by calling 618-993-2131.
Wayne E. Emery, age 77, of Marion, IL, surrounded by his family, went into the arms of Jesus at 2:35 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015, in Landmark Hospital of Cape Girardeau, MO. He was born on Wednesday, October 6, 1937, in Marion, IL the son... View Obituary & Service Information
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