Born 12-9-1928 -- Died 2-12-2005
Robert F. Emerson, 76, of Mountain Home, was born Dec. 9, 1928, to James and Velva Lively Emerson in Colt, Ark. He died Feb. 12. 2005, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center.
He married Berniece Detloff Emerson. He was a retired master diesel mechanic from the Local 150 Union, Operating Engineers Unit. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Chicago. He was a member of the Emmanuel Church. He enjoyed cohoes fishing, boating, RV riding and skeet shooting.
Survivors include his wife, Berniece Emerson; a daughter, Phyllis Barker and her husband, William, of Astor, Fla; son, James Emerson and his wife, Suzanne, of Camp; a stepson, Joe Kordik and his wife, Karen, of Ill.; grandchildren -- Kim Bartley and her husband, Ronnie, of Longwood, Fla. and Dana Barker and her husband, Kurt, of Jacksonville, Fla.; great-grandchildren -- Trey and Emily Bartley; step-grandchildren -- Stephanie, Amber, Anthony, and Amanda Kordik; a sister, AnneBea Matturo of Phoenix, Ariz.; two brothers, Richard "Sonny" Emerson of Elgin, Ill. and Doyen Emerson and his wife, Eula, of Pleasant Plains, Ark.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ebb Emerson.
The funeral service was Feb. 16, at Roller Funeral Home Chapel with Jerrel Venable officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Mountain Home, Ark.
Pallbearers were -- Bill Barker, David Dudley, Joe Kordik, Sonny Emerson, Sammi Harmon and Ed Foreman.
Honorary pallbearers were Trey Bartley, Ronnie Bartley, Kurt Barker, John Haile and Stanley Sullivan.
Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society or the Diabetes Foundation.
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