John V. Emery

August 19, 2008

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Visitation:
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 8/22/2008 14:00:00

Visitation 2:
8/20/2008 17:00:00

Service:
Willard Oh 8/23/2008 10:30:00

Dr. John V. Emery, age 84, of Willard, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at the Willard Mercy Hospital. He was born November 20, 1923 in Hillsboro, Ohio to the late Homer C. and Helen Swope Emery and has been a Willard resident the majority of his life.
He was a 1941 graduate of Bloomingburg High School. Dr. Emery was a 1947 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Medicine while in the US Army Medical Program. He began to practice in Greenwich, Ohio following his residency. During the Korean Conflict he was called back to the US Air Force as a flight surgeon and in 1953 Captain John V. Emery was named the 8th Air Force Outstanding Flight Surgeon. He returned to Willard, Ohio to join the practice of W.A. Drury M.D. and was joined by John E. Rosso M.D. in 1961. He retired in 1985.
He was a member of the Willard Presbyterian Church, Past President of the Willard City Council, a member of the Willard American Legion, a 32nd Degree Mason, the Honorable Order of Kentucky Coloniels and a member of the Magna Carta.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Long Emery, who he married November 13, 1976; four children, Kathy Mulvihill and her daughter, Erin (Tom) Mulvihill-Klemm; John V. (Mary) Emery, II and their children, John V. Emery, III and Lori Emery; Gregg (Kathy) Emery and their children, Andrew B. Emery and D. John Emery; David M. Emery and his son, Austin Emery; four step-children, Gail (Richard) Kray and their children, Kevin, Daniel and Ryan Kray; Lynne (Carlos) Rivera and their children, Michael, Elizabeth and Grace Rivera; Jane (Mike) Hinterlong and their children Samuel John, Joseph and Annie Hinterlong; Anne (Rob) Webb and their children, Andrew, Allison, Susannah and Lauren Webb; a sister, Ann Emery Hunter; a niece, Brenda (Bill) Hostettler; two nephews, James E. Hunter and Lee E. Hunter.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, James Merrill Emery and Kirk Fender Emery.
Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 22, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard. The funeral service will be Saturday at 10:30 A.M. at the First Presbyterian Church in Willard, with Rev. Richard Bower officiating. Burial will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or the Willard Mercy Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com

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ANN DAVIS - Sep 5, 2008

Dear Barbara and family,
Edna Ann emailed me about Vic and I cannot tell you how sorry I am. I wish over the years we could have been able to see each other more, but life makes everyone so busy. My mother(Mary Ann Bodmer Chapman)thought the world of Vic and your family. Please know that you are in my prayers.
So sorry this is so late.

ANN Chapman DAVIS - Sep 5, 2008

Dear Barbara and family,
Edna Ann emailed me about Vic and I cannot tell you how sorry I am. I wish over the years we could have been able to see each other more, but life makes everyone so busy. My mother(Mary Ann Bodmer Chapman)thought the world of Vic and your family. Please know that you are in my prayers.
So sorry this is so late.

Matt Wallace - Sep 1, 2008

Greg and David, I am sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I have only recently been made aware of this sad event. Your dad delivered me into this world on December 21st 1966 assisted by my grandmother Kathryn Wallace RN. He also set the bones in my broken right hand my sophomore year playing football for the Willard Crimson Flashes. Greg you were my first flag football coach aided by your brother David and Sam Swingell. I often think of you, David and Sam as I coach my 8 year old son Michael’s football team. Time certainly Piles up but the “Dolphins” still live in my heart. Our condolences to you and yours.
Respectfully Matt Wallace

Kika and Mila Radovic - Aug 29, 2008

Dear David,
please accept our deepest and heartfelt sympathy and condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
With caring and sincere respect,
Kika and Mila Radovic,
on behalf of the Raindreams Corporation – Montenegro,Switzerland, Bosnia&Herzegovina, Croatia, Sweden, Kosovo and Albania.

Marye Elmlinger - Aug 27, 2008

Dear Gregg, I was so sorry to hear of your family’s loss. Your father was a fine doctor and, even more, a fine man. I am sure that he touched the lives of many in both capacities. Please know that others share your sadness during this time. Fondly, Marye Elmlinger

scott swarner - Aug 27, 2008

I was truly saddened when I heard of Vic’s passing. I am so sorry I did not know about it and therefore was not at his funeral. My condolences and love to Barb, Gregg, Kathy, John, and David. Dr. Emery was a remarkable man. To paraphrase Rev.O’Connell…..the measure of a man’s life is found in his character, optimism, his joy and humor, his courage, his passion for what is good and right, his love of family and friends and how he is loved in return. Dr. Emery was an icon and a pillar to Willard. He will live on in the hearts of all the people he has touched.

ALAN AND BARBARA - Aug 23, 2008

DEAR GREGG
OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AND THE EMERY FAMILY. I AM SURE YOU WILL CELEBRATE HIS LIFE FOREVER.
WARMLY, ALAN & BARBARA

Jolynn & STan - Aug 23, 2008

DEAR FAMILY,
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH EACH OF YOU. WE WISH WE COULD HAVE BEEN THERE TO CELEBRATE YOUR HUSBAND’S AND DAD’S LIFE. EVERYONE WHO EVER MET HIM KNEW HIM AS A SPECIAL PERSON, A LOVING PERSON, AND A FRIEND TO SO MANY.
WORDS CAN NOT EXPRESS THE LOSS OF EACH PERSON WHO WAS INVOLVED IN DOC’S LIFE.
OUR LOVE GOES OUT TO EACH OF YOU. STAN AND JOLYNN WARE

Don and Donna Myers - Aug 23, 2008

Doc was one of the most compassionate people Willard was blessed to have in the Medical Community. He gave so much to the citizens of Willard upholding his Oath of Hypocrates. We were so blessed to know him. May God keep all of Doc’s loved ones in his loving care. We all share in this loss.

Javier & Maria Arias - Aug 22, 2008

Dear David and family, our sincere condolences for the passing of your father. May God bless and confort you and your family.
Your Rainbow Family in spain are really saddened by the news.

teri swarner - Aug 22, 2008

To the Emery Family,
I am saddened to learn of your father’s passing. As you know he was a special man to me and my family. He brought my two son’s into this world with his tender care and concern. Despite the silence from his loss…his heart and soul will live on inside each of you. My thoughts are with you. God Bless. Teri Swarner

Seth Swarner - Aug 22, 2008

I wouldnt be here if it wasn’t for Doc! He was a great friend that touched 3 generations of my family, and I am sure, many many more. He and his family will most definitely be in my thoughts and prayers. There has never been a man like him, his jovial attitude always brought a smile to my face and my soul. My deepest sympathies to everyone that he blessed.

Herb and Veronica Hart - Aug 22, 2008

We send our condolences for the death of your father. He was a great friend of ours in the days we lived in Willard and Herb coached there.
We are sorry not to be able to make the service on Saturday but our thoughts will be with you.

jerry &gaye stahl - Aug 22, 2008

David,
We are very sorry for the loss of your father.
We both know personally that nothing said can really remove the feelings we have when someone we love is gone. We will add your family to our prayers . God is in control always. May His love and care be with you and your family always.
Jerry and Gaye Stahl

Mike & Donna Hutchison - Aug 22, 2008

Barb- We just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!!

Liz Sanders - Aug 22, 2008

David,It meant so much to me for you to be here for Mama’s celebration in March. You and your family are in my thoughts, and most especially, in my prayers.

Jodi Kettlewell - Aug 21, 2008

Doc Emery was my grandfather’s best friend. I am saddened by the news, but I know those two are fishing together somewhere right now.
I hope peace finds all those who grieve.
Elton Snyder’s Granddaughter,
Jodi

Ernie & Nila McCullough - Aug 21, 2008

Dear Barb,
Please know that we are thinking of you and your families during this time. Our prayers and blessings to you. We hope to make the service on Saturday.
Sincerely,
Ernie and Nila

Bruce & Joan Turner - Aug 21, 2008

Gregg, We are sorry to hear about your Dad. He was a good doctor and a good man. I never feared going to the Dr. when your Dad was still practicing. I could count on straight forward answers and no nonsense advice. Take heart that he lived a long and satisfying life.

Cynthia Lewellen Branham - Aug 21, 2008

Dear Gregg and family,
Please accept my condolances on the passing of your father. One week after we moved to Willard, I fell and cut my head, and your dad put three stitches in my forehead! I will never forget how nice he was to a terrified five year old!
May God Bless you and your family, and may He grant you peace and comfort. May it help to know others care.
God Bless,
Cynthia

Ted Boaz - Aug 21, 2008

David,
I am sorry to hear about your Dad. May God Bless and Comfort you and your family.
God Bless,
Ted

Margaret Harmon - Aug 21, 2008

Dear David & Family,
I’am so sorry to hear about your father. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you and your family.
Sincerely,
Margaret Harmon
Lake charles, La

Mike & Kathy Reel - Aug 21, 2008

Mike and I would like to send you a little note to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We will never forget all the good memories we had with Doc and everyone. He will be missed by all. Please know that we are thinking of you.  Mike and Kathy (Teagarden) Reel

Linda (Mosley) Shorter - Aug 21, 2008

Kathy and family,
My heart goes out to you at this sad time. May you find peace with the good memories of your father. I just lost my dad this past May and from experience I know this is the hardest of moments to get thru. May God Be With Each and Everyone of You.
Your old classmate,
Linda Mosley Shorter

Kitty & Tony Jackson - Aug 21, 2008

Dear David and Family,
Our sincere condolences on the passing of your father. May you all find comfort with the good memories of your father. The Rainbow office in Sydney, Australia are all saddened by the news.
Take care and God bless you.