James E Emory Sr., 71, of Chester, VA passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2022 surrounded by his wife and children.
He was the youngest and tallest at 6 ft 8 1/2 tall of ten siblings. Jim was a dedicated employee of DuPont for forty two years. His favorite pass times were bowling, playing horseshoes and smoking pigs for pig pickings. Jim even had his own sauce called Jim’s Hogwash. In his retirement Jim enjoyed spending time with his family.
He is preceded in death by his father, Fred Emory; mother, Viola Emory; seven siblings; and a granddaughter, Amber Simons. Survivors include his brother Joe Emory; sister Jean Klootwyck; his wife, of thirty five years, Bunny Emory; son James E Emory Jr; daughters Star Simons (Chris), Candace Holland (David), and Misty Blythe; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Jim was a devoted husband and father that will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
The family will be holding an informal gathering to celebrate Jim’s life on Saturday, July 23 from 1 pm to 5 pm at their family home, 3406 Ivyridge Drive Chester, VA 23831. Please come as you are, Jim was a jeans and t-shirt person.