Funeral services for James R. Emerton, 75, of Gainesboro, TN,
will be held at 1 P.M. on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at
Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro,
TN. Burial will follow in the Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery in
the Stone community of Jackson County, TN.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 4 P.M. – 8 P.M.,
and Sunday from 11 A.M. until time of services.
He passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2019, at his
He was born May 16, 1944, in Jackson County, TN, to the late
Gurstle Emerton and Zelma Emerton. On July 27, 2006, he was
married to Marsha Meadows Emerton, who survives. He was a
retired TDOT supervisor, and a member of the Flynns Creek
Church of Christ.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1
Brother: Roger Emerton; and 1 Sister: Ruth Smith.
Survivors include his Wife: Marsha Meadows Emerton of
Gainesboro, TN; 2 Sons: Tim (Susan) Emerton of Whitleyville,
TN, and Jason (Kelly) Emerton of Gainesboro, TN; 3
Daughters: Kim (Mike) Lyon of Litchfield Park, AZ, Jessica
Emerton of Gainesboro, TN, and Ruby Randolph of
Gainesboro, TN; 2 Grandchildren: Zach (Kayla) Emerton of
Lafayette, TN, and Peyton Emerton of Gainesboro, TN; 1 Great
Grandchild: Jaxon Emerton; 1 Brother: John Emerton of
Cookeville, TN; 2 Sisters: Sally Stafford and Elizabeth Long,
both of Smyrna, TN; and 1 Sister in Law: Pam (Danny)
Hammons of Celina, TN.
Bro. Randy Heady and Bro. Mike Fox will officiate at the
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