August 29, 1943 - March 18, 2016
Harold Wayne Emery of Sturkie, Arkansas, son of the late Noel Emery and Mary Trett Emery Voigtlander was born August 29, 1943 in Moko, Arkansas. He died March 18, 2016 at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, at the age of 72 years 6 months and 18 days.
Harold was a Navy veteran and served his country during the Vietnam War where he earned the National Defence Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal. After returning home, he spent his working years at North Arkansas Electric Coop in Salem as a master electrical engineer. He enjoyed spending time with his friends, co-workers, family and neighbors. He loved to fish, shoot skeet, read, travel and recently restoring antique cars. He was a member of Salem 418 Free and Accepted Masons. He was known for his sense of humor, his kindness and willingness to help others and will be greatly missed by all. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his sister: LaDonna Hanson and husband Conrad of Overland Park, Kansas; his brothers: Darryl Emery and wife Jeanette of McKinleyville, California and Rick Emery of Sturkie; step-father, Henry Voigtlander; many nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by both parents and his daughter, Valerie Emery.
Services are Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Cox-Blevins Chapel in Salem beginning at 1 pm. Burial to follow in State Line Cemetery under the direction of Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem. Visitation is Monday from 6 to 8 pm at Cox-Blevins Chapel. Pallbearers are Joe York, Roy Cunningham, Charles Aldridge, Melvin (Pedro) Lewis, Ed Hite and Stan York. Honorary pallbearers are Jackie Sanders, Dennis Palmer, Ted York, Kim York, Trapper York, Mike Allen, James Wood, Brent Wood, James (Frog) Robbins and Adrian Atkins. Sign the online guest book at coxblevinsfuneralhome.com.