John Edward Emery Sr.
BMC/DV John Edward Emery, Sr., USN (Ret.) MONCKS CORNER - BMC/DV John Edward Emery, Sr., USN Ret. (b. Oct 21, 1946) went to meet Jesus, Friday October 14, 2016, surrounded by loved ones. John was born in Seattle, WA to the late Patricia Rose and Cecil Emery. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1968, retiring in 1989. He married Sandra Lee Mitchell on May 3, 1969. His had a second career as a truck driver until semi retiring this past year. He was an active member serving as an elder in his church, SonRise Christian. He is survived by his wife Sandra Lee Emery of Moncks Corner, SC; sons John Edward Emery, Jr. (Tammy), Richard Russell Emery (Ava) both of Orangeburg, SC, and daughter Cathleen Renee Brittain (James) of Hanahan, SC; sister Linda Schnarr (Joseph) of Rancho Mirage, CA, brother Tom Emery (Kay) of Rockledge, FL; 15 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister Kathleen, his brother James, and his grandson Hagan. A funeral service will be held, Thursday, October 20th 2016, at 7:00 pm at SonRise Christian Church, 102 Myers Road, Summerville, SC. The family will receive friends, one hour prior to the service at 6:00 pm, also at the church. A graveside service will be held Friday, October 21, 2016 at 11:00 am in the Beaufort National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SonRise Christian Church Building Fund www.sonrisechristianonline.com/give, or MUSC Hollings Cancer Center www.hollingscancercenter.org Funeral services arranged by McAlister-Smith, Goose Creek, SC, www.mcalister-smith.com . Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston
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