JIMMIE E. 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,
Mr. Embler was active in textile league athletics where he played and
coached basketball and baseball. He also played for the Anderson Rebels
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.
SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY, DOWNTOWN CHAPEL