OBITUARY

Donald Emerson Sr.

November 11, 1947January 28, 2021

Donald Lee Emerson Sr, 73, Colorado City, went to be with his Lord and Savior after a brief stay at the Odessa Regional Medical Center on January 28, 2021. He was born in Waco Texas on November 11, 1947 to Dan and Oletha Davis Emerson. Everyone that knew Donald knew that he was a hard-working family man, who loved everyone he met. Donald spent most of his life driving truck and fixing vehicles, working hard to provde for his family. He was known by almost everyone in town and loved by just as many people. Donald was a big proponent of disciplining children when they didn’t listen up until the great-great grandchildren came along as they could do no wrong. As a neighbor you knew that his door was always open, whether you needed a hand from him or if it was just to watch your home while you were away because he was the neighborhood watchman. Donald was very skillful with his hands and could fix almost anything from cars to lawnmowers. He would oftentimes be seen taking care of his property, mowing at the graveyard or at the church or making a mean barbeque, singing and joking around as he was doing it. Donald had the type of voice that carried and a sense of humor that would make you smile no matter your mood. He was truly the best husband and dad a child could have and an even finer grandfather. In his spare time he enjoyed helping family and friend’s alike, playing solitaire, listening to and recording music, watching action movies and cooking shows and just kicking back and enjoying his free time. Those that knew Donald will cherish the many memories made, and lessons taught will be passed for generations to come. Donald is survived by his wife of almost 50 years Bernice Lenard-Emerson of Colorado City, by sons; Buddy Lenard of Colorado City, Bobby Lenard of Colorado City, Darron Emerson and wife Bunny Webb of Lubbock, Christopher Emerson of Colorado City, Donald Emerson Jr and wife Misti of Big Spring and Jaimie Ausbie of Big Spring, by daughters; Kathy Green of Colorado City, Brenda Richmond and husband Alfred of Colorado City, April Lenard of Colorado City, Wyonna Lenard of Lubbock, Diane Davenport of Colorado City, Roshena Evans and husband Larry of San Diego, Teronda Emerson of Colorado City, Courtney Ausbie of Big Spring and Sionni Emerson of Colorado City, and by 67 grandchildren, 88 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are his brothers Daniel Emerson of Waco, Willie Emerson of Oklahoma, and Thomas Emerson of Colorado City, and his sisters Francis McGuire and husband L.J. of Colorado City, Martha Anderson and husband Charles of Snyder, Carolyn Tiekin and husband Paul of Colorado City, Eddie Mae Garrett and husband Lee of Colorado City, and Burnell Gibson of Colorado City, as well as by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, by brothers Gene Emerson and John Emerson, by a sister Effie Mae Emerson, and by grandchildren Trevon Emerson, Nathan Emerson, Aiden Prduhomme, and Trevon Tieh. A memorial service for Donald will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kiker Seale Funeral Home

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Bessie Walthall Wright

February 8, 2021

As a teenager, our dad considered Donnie as one of the family. We called him brother and our children lovingly called him uncle. We were very close. If there was any way he could help someone, he did so freely. He was a good man,friend and brother. He will be missed by many.
Bessie Walthall Wright

Annette Webb

February 2, 2021

Donnie was my uncle and was a great man. Donnie came to Albuquerque New Mexico and stayed with me and his nephew and he played a big part in the Webb family. Always was available to help in anyway. He’s gonna be missed by all. But most of all Donnie is we’re all of us wanna be in God’s hands. 🙏🙏prayers for the family 💙💙

Shawniqua Emerson

February 2, 2021

My Grandfather was A Great Man He Would Take My Sister And Me With Him To The Truck Stops And We Would Eat There He Had To Use The Restroom And The Waitress Ask To Watch Us He Said Are You Sure Ma'am They Are A Handful She Said No Problem He Said Ok As Soon As He came Back My Sister And Me Had Poured Soda All Over The Waitress He Said I Told You She Smile And said There Lil Angels My Grandpa Laugh I Love You And You Will Always Be In My Heart ❤️💗😘

Shaleda Cruz

February 1, 2021

Rest peacefully Pops wish we could of saw Especially the gurls it’s gonna be so weird when we come home Nd u are not there 😢r yell Monkeeeyy when eva Nd where r u saw me😔 thanks for always showing me Nd ur grandkids luv Nd bein there when I need u thanks We luv you Rest In Heaven peacefully 🥰💙

Dorthey Blueford

February 1, 2021

Donnie, was like a brother to me and my siblings He stayed with us and worked with my dad and brothers on cars and trucks. Always a friendly smile and would do anything he could to help out. We could always count on him to check on the family and anyone he knew. He will be truly missed.
Love RIP my brother.
Dorthey Walthall Blueford

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