Forrest Dale Emery, 95, of Mendon passed away at 8:53 A.M. on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at the Eastside nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Dale was born on January 16, 1925 in Lima Township. He was the son of Thomas and Gladys (Littleton) Emery. He married Ladema June Hodgson in 1947. On July 17, 1972 he married Betty M. Poulter. Betty passed away on January 23, 2013.
Dale served his country in the United States Army. He retired from Dohrn Trucking Company and was a school bus driver for Unit 4 School district. He was a member of the Northside Boat Club for 49 years, the Moose Lodge and the Adams County Emergency Corp. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, camping, listening to blue grass music and going to the Crossroads Country Opry.
Surviving are; one son, Gary (Cheri) Emery of Quincy; two step-children, David Sheurman of East Peoria, Don (Linda) Sheurman of Liberty; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ronnie (Debrah) Emery of Michigan, Donnie (Beverly) Emery of Quincy, Jim (Jean) Emery of Peoria and several nieces and nephews.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one daughter, Sherry Emery, five brothers and one sister.
Graveside services will be 10:00 A.M. on Monday, July 6, 2020 in the New Providence Cemetery near Ursa. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions have been suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. You are invited to share memories of Dale and leave condolences at www.hunterfuneralhomes.com