MOUNT VERNON — John F. Emmert, 78, of Mansfield Ave., Mount Vernon, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
He was born June 9, 1931, in Fort Smith, Ark., to the late A.B. and Lucille (Bollinger) Emmert. John served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D.C., before retiring as a computer operator for First-Knox National Bank in Mount Vernon. John was a member of the Lions Club of Mount Vernon and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.
He is survived by a son, John David (Nataliya) Emmert of Mesa, Ariz.; a daughter, Deborah Wiegele of Lawton, Okla.; three grandchildren, Adam (Marcie) Estes, Mindy (Bill) Stubblefield and Amber Wiegele; and four great-grandchildren, Alexandria, Kala, Devon and Scott.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Junedean Emmert; a brother, Belton Emmert; and two sisters, Martha May Robinson and Aileen Ginther.
A prayer service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050, where friends may call an hour prior. The Rev. Father Mark J. Hammond will be the celebrant. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of John F. Emmert.