Mr. Sidney Gene Emmitt, 87, of Richmond, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital East.
Mr. Emmitt, the son of the late Henry Emmitt and Amanda Atkerson Emmitt, was born in Madison County on June 19, 1930. He was an equipment operator for Union Local 181. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchild. Early in life, he enjoyed hunting and was an avid baseball fan. He was always up for a good meal. For many years, he has been a member of the Lexington Masonic Lodge #1 F. & A.M. and was of the Baptist faith. He also was a U.S. Army Veteran.
Survivors include five sons: Billy Emmitt and wife Kay and Bruce Emmitt, all of Richmond; Jerry Emmitt of Tulsa, OK; Lee Emmitt and wife Lisa also of Richmond and David Emmitt of Lexington; two daughters: Jo Emmitt and Julie Emmitt both of Lexington; his sister: Betsey Morgan and husband Millard; three grandchildren: Jessica Terry and husband Adam, Savannah Emmitt and Silas Gene Emmitt; a great granddaughter: Mila Terry and the mother of their children: Kitty Emmitt.
Funeral Services were conducted on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Masonic Funeral Rites. Burial followed in the Hall Cemetery.
Pallbearers were his sons, as well as, Silas Gene Emmitt and Robert Gover.
Published on December 11, 2017