The Obit For Jimmie Embler


Published in the Anderson Independent-Mail on 7/29/2009

ANDERSON - Jimmie Edgar Embler, 87, of Anderson, husband of Willie Embler, died Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home.

Born January 21, 1922 in Townville, he was the son of the late Oscar T. and Lula Cromer Embler. He served in the 4th Division of the U.S. Marine Corps during W.W.II and was in the battles at Iwo Jima, Saipan, Tinian, and Roi-Namur.

Mr. Embler was active in textile league athletics where he played and coached basketball and baseball. He also played for the Anderson Rebels baseball team.

He was a former Boy Scout Leader and for many years was an avid gardener with his brother, Talmadge Embler. He retired textile employee with Abney Mills. He was a longtime member of Garner Memorial Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon.

Survivors include his wife, Willie; three daughters, Connie Drake and husband, Lamar, Jo Faith Gassaway and husband, Tim, and Dawn Hammond, all of Anderson; four grandchildren, Tara Waters, John Drake, Lindsey Wilkins, and Matt Hammond; six great grandchildren; two sisters, Mildred Campbell and Ethel Geddings, both of Anderson; and one brother, William H. "Tough" Embler of Anderson.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Talmadge, Walt, Ezra, Morris, and Kenneth Embler.

Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park conducted by Dr. Jack Couch. Military Honors will be performed by Campbell Patriots Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 a.m. Thursday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Downtown Chapel, 401 North Main Street, Anderson. The family is at the home of Jo Faith and Tim Gassaway, 104 Springside Circle, Anderson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.