Emerson D. York

Born: Sat., Jul. 29, 1939
Died: Tue., Oct. 7, 2014


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 09, 2014
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Fri., Oct. 10, 2014
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mr. Emerson D. York, age 75, of Flat Rock, IL, died Tuesday October 7, 2014 at 5:35 AM EST at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, IN, following a battle with lung cancer.

Born July 29, 1939 in Robinson, IL, he was the son of Joseph Carl and Orpha Pauline (Darnold) York. On July 29, 1963 he married Jossie Belle (Russell) and she preceded him in death November 24, 2010.

Emerson served in the U.S. Army; was a member of the American Legion, Hutsonville Pittman Loughery Post #742 and VFW Post #2244, Ambraw Post, Lawrenceville, IL.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Darrell W. and Kathy York, Robinson, IL; daughter and son-in-law, Traci and Terry Herrington, Flat Rock, IL; brother and sisters-in-law, Darrell and Linda Point, Glen Rose, TX; Dorretta York, Oblong, IL; sister, Janet Hillard, Titusville, PA; grandchildren, Carrie Lyn York, Urbana, IL; Holly Marie York, Thomasboro, IL; Curtis Herrington, Robinson, IL; Kylie Jo Herrington, Robinson, IL and Cody Herrington, Atlanta, GA; great-grandchildren, Johnathon Garrett; Kaymee York, Katelyn Taylor; Dylan York, Kennedy Hartman; James Hartman along with several nieces and nephews also survive.

Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Jossie Belle York, 2010; brothers, Carl York and David Point and sister, Mary York.

Funeral service will be Friday October 10, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL, with Pastor Gary Pearce officiating. Visitation will be Thursday October 9, 2014 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice or the American Cancer Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Larry and Gina Wilson
   Posted Wed October 08, 2014
So sorry to hear about Buck. We know he will be missed by all of you.

Darrell and Pamela Point
   Posted Wed October 08, 2014
prayers go out to all the family wish i could be there with y'all

Michael Russell
   Posted Thu October 09, 2014

AZALEA PLANT was sent by Mike Russell.

Fondest memories and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Love Mickey, Mike and Paulette Russell.

Sally and Lanny Hoke
   Posted Thu October 09, 2014
Terry, Tracie and family we are so sorry for your loss and know you will miss him terribly. know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Darlene and Daniel Maloy
   Posted Fri October 10, 2014
Traci, Darrell and Family, So sorry to hear about uncle Emerson. I will always remember the big tight hugs he could give. He was always sweet and special to me and I loved him. Many memories of ya'll coming to Alabama when I was small it was one of the highlights of the summer. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. So sorry I didn't make it to see him when he was here in the hospital a few weeks ago. At least now he is with aunt Belle and they're complete again. Love you all!

sandra and tom
   Posted Fri October 10, 2014
Traci,Darrell and Family
can you imagine the smile on Belle's face when Emerson walked through the gates of Heaven,and all our loved ones there to greet him.What a reunion it must have been.He's walking with brand new legs now and strolling over Heaven with maw,[TOGETHER AGAIN].We know you all will miss him terribly and we will miss him too.We loved him so very much...WE LOVE YOU ALL

Cathy,Teresa,Blayne,Christopher and Brittany
   Posted Fri October 10, 2014
Where do I begin.All the memories that teresa and and i have i would have to write a book....granny and pa pa s flat creek house is where it all started for us and through the years of swimming at the creek and staying at the bay....we will cherish them always.uncle emerson was a wonderful man and a good uncle and made all family reunions fun..our thoughts and prayers are with you all...we love ya ll

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