Rev. Donald Wayne Emery

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Rev. Donald Wayne Emery, 72, of Kennett, Mo., died Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014, at Twin Rivers Medical Center in Kennett. Born in Senath, Mo., he was the son of the late Bill and Mary Agnes Thrasher Emery and had been a longtime Kennett resident. He was a 1960 graduate of Senath High School and had been a longtime employee of the Courier News in Blytheville. He retired as the owner/operator of Don's Body Shop in Kennett and has served as pastor of Calvary General Baptist Church in Kennett the past 25 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Billy Emery, and two sisters, Myrl Milligan and Patricia Wheeler.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Marlin Emery of the home; a son, Tony Emery of Kennett; two daughters, Kathy Emery and Tammy Neel and husband Jerry, all of Kennett; two sisters, Frances Cumpton of Kennett and Virginia Palmer of Memphis, Tenn.; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Saturday at the Calvary General Baptist Church in Kennett with Rev. Randy Cumpton officiating. Burial was in the Senath Cemetery.

The family received visitors Saturday from 11 a.m. until service time.

Active pallbearers were Seth Neel, Austin Neel, Dylan Mikel, Don Odom, Rev. Chris Kennedy and Danny Wheeler. Honorary pallbearers were men of Calvary General Baptist Church.

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