Emery S. Begley

December 27, 1924November 1, 2011

Emery Sevier Begley, 86, Platte Woods, MO, passed away November 1, 2011 at Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Thursday, November 3rd at the McGilley Antioch Chapel where friends may call from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Additional funeral services will be 2:00 PM Sunday, November 6th at the Colboch and Price Funeral Home, Rogersville, TN where a visitation will begin at 1:00 PM. Burial will be in the Begley family Cemetery, Eidson, TN.

Emery was born December 27, 1924 in Wise County, VA and was raised “way back in the mountains of TN”. He decided the military would be his life and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II continuing his military career until his retirement in 1965. During his military career he served on naval destroyers. Emery was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances in 2010; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Bonnie Begley, brother, Carson Begley, sister and brother-in-law, Grace and Claude Lawson.

Survivors include 2 sons, John F. Begley, Eidson, TN and Steven H. Begley and wife, Romanita, Raleigh, NC; brother Larry Begley and wife, Shirley, Eidson, TN; sister, Wanda Wilder and husband, Virgil, Oakridge, TN; sister-in-law, Margie Begley; granddaughter, Stephanie Begley; and 2 grandsons, Albert and Steven Begley, Jr.; nieces and nephews, Reba Fay, Randall, Janet, Sharon, Lynn, Claudette, Scott, Sherry, Wesley, Lisa, Rita and Lois;


  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 3, 2011
  • Visitation Thursday, November 3, 2011

Emery S. Begley

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Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation

November 5, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Vern and Tammy Dunkin

November 3, 2011

We are so sorry for your loss. Emery was a joy to get to know and be around. What a guy! He loved his dog like no other. It was nice meeting you John while you were here in KC. Thoughts and Prayers,

gail fisher

November 2, 2011

We moved across the street from the Begley's back in 1984 and we couldn't have asked for better neighbors....They were always there to lend a helping hand, especially when I was raking leaves and was overwhelmed w/all of it, Emery AND Pappy would come over and help me....I was always amazed at their energy....He was also a wonderful husband to his wife and it was always so cute to see them together...They reminded me so much of my own parents....I will miss seeing him and waving to him every day.....Rest In Peace Emery....Don and Gail Fisher and all of our family.

Lois Jones

November 2, 2011

Emery was a great guy. We had a lot of good times visiting with him and Fran. Loved them both. They will be missed. Lois Jones