Woodrow “Woody” Emery Jr., 74, of Union City passed away 6:05 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church in Union City. Dr. Melvin Poe will officiate. Burial will follow in Obion County Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. until the hour of services Friday at the church.
Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Emery, Jay Cooley, Jackie Grimes, Bobby “Wormy” Davidson, Dale Pate, Michael Archie, Steve Edwards and Michael Jordan.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jesse Wallace, Jimmy Petty, Jerry Moeller, Jack King, Clyde Bunch, Butch Hogg, Frankie Cheatham and employees of the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
He was born Jan. 17, 1945, in Union City, son of the late Woodrow Emery Sr. and the late Helen (Gibson) Emery. He married Kim (Coultas) Emery April 9, 2007. She survives.
He was a former employee of the Obion County Sheriff’s Department and the Troy Police Department. He was also employed as a superintendent with the Tennessee Department of Transportation at the time of his death where he had been employed for 30 years.
He was also a member of Calvary Baptist Church, a former member of the Union City Lions Club, a former member of the Obion County Rescue Squad and was a Mason. He had served on the Obion County Fair Association as president, was a former youth baseball coach and had coached Upward basketball at Calvary Baptist Church.
He is also survived by one daughter, Jaynne Fowler of Union City; two sons, Mike Emery and Jody Emery, both of Union City; one stepdaughter, Rena Grimes (Jackie) of Obion; two stepsons, Kevin Pollock and Caleb Pollock (Angel), all of Union City; two sisters, Patsy Emery and Linda Coker (Bill), all of Union City; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.emfuneralhome.com.