OBITUARY

David Lee Emerson III

January 3, 1947June 26, 2021
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David Lee Emerson, III, 74, passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at the Phoenix at Lake Joy after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Snow’s Memorial Chapel Bass Road with the Rev. Paul Dziadul officiating. The family will greet friends following the service.

David was born in Gainesville, Florida to the late David Lee and Margaret Hunter Emerson. His family moved to Orange Park, Florida after he graduated from high school. He received his Associate’s Degree from Gordon Military College in 1967. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force as a Sergeant in 1969 and proudly served his country for four years. He was stationed in Thailand and was in Photo Reconnaissance involving the Ho Chi Minh Trail. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. After receiving an Honorable Discharge from the Air Force in 1973, he went on to pursue his Bachelor’s Degree. He graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry in 1975 from the University of North Florida and married Cindy that same year. David had a long standing career with Chem-Treat Inc. /Danaher. After 28 years with the company, he retired at the age of 59. Besides the love for his family, he was an avid Florida Gators fan. His other passions included fishing, gardening, reading, and most of all paleontology.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Cindy Emerson of Macon, his daughter and son-in- law, Jennifer and Brian Farrell of Buford, his son, Daniel Emerson of Macon, and grandchildren, Ava and Juliet Farrell.

Visit www.snowsmacon.com to express tributes. Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Bass Road has charge of the arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Cindy Emerson of Macon, his daughter and son-in- law, Jennifer and Brian Farrell of Buford, his son, Daniel Emerson of Macon, and grandchildren, Ava and Juliet Farrell.

Services

  • A Celebration of Life

    Saturday, July 3, 2021

  • Visitation - Following the Service

    Saturday, July 3, 2021

Memories

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Olivia Curry

July 25, 2021

Fly high Mr. Emerson. It was an honor to take care of him last year. He loved food, Gators and your wife so much! He was so sweet! Sending prayers and hugs to family and friends.

Shwonder Scott

July 2, 2021

Mrs. Candy sorry for your loss. Mr. David will be miss at the Phoenix Senior Living. I really enjoyed the time taking care of him at the Phoenix Senior Living . He was a wonderful guy. He Love is
Gators.

Terry Duncan

July 2, 2021

Jack and I spent many dates with y’all and going to the movies in the 1970’s. I love you Cindy! Please message or call me at 901-233-6552! So sorry for your loss. Terry (formerly) Lambert

Douglas Whitlow

July 2, 2021

How do you say goodbye to a special person and friend whom I have known for over 60 years? You don't, you can't. David was one of those rare individuals, just an all around great guy, fun to be with, wonderful family man, irreplaceable and whose passing will leave a void in the lives of all of us who knew him. Fortunately our memories survive and will be there especially when we think of Gainesville, the Gators, our families and so many good fun times we shared. Peace Be With You My Friend!

The Whitlows (Doug and Jan)

James Nichols

July 1, 2021

My sister Cindy married a wonderful man. He provided well for his family who he loved. I will miss our fishing trips. The Gator games in Gainesville and all those cigars on your back porch solving the worlds problems. An excellent cook who made a great pot of chili. It hurt us all to see this terrible disease Alzheimer’s take away this brilliant mind and send him into a lost world. You will be missed everyday my brother but we will never forget you. Love you buddy. Save a chair and a cigar for me. Jerry Nichols

PERRY WILLARD

June 30, 2021

Having lost both a mother and mother in law to this disease I know the many feelings you may be going through. Having known Daniel these many years I see reflected the kind of man David was. Thinking of your family at this time. - Danny and Debbie Willard

Sandra & Dennis Wolenski

June 30, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Remember the good times. Praying for your family.

Sandy & Dennis

FROM THE FAMILY

David’s Baby Picture

FROM THE FAMILY

David @ approximately 6 years old

FROM THE FAMILY

David…young man

FROM THE FAMILY

David’s Baby Picture

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David @ approximately 6 years old

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David…young man

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David….approximately 10 years old

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David…. Teenager

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David…teenager

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David….Air Force

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David….Airman

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David and Cindy’s Wedding….September 27, 1975 @ The First Presbyterian Church of Orange Park (Florida)

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David & Cindy’s Wedding…from left to right: Dot Nichols (Cindy’s mom), Cindy, David, Margaret & Dave Emerson (David’s parents)

Biography

David Lee Emerson, III, 74, passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at the Phoenix at Lake Joy after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Snow’s Memorial Chapel Bass Road with the Rev. Paul Dziadul officiating. The family will greet friends following the service.

David was born in Gainesville, Florida to the late David Lee and Margaret Hunter Emerson. His family moved to Orange Park, Florida after he graduated from high school. He received his Associate’s Degree from Gordon Military College in 1967. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force as a Sergeant in 1969 and proudly served his country for four years. He was stationed in Thailand and was in Photo Reconnaissance involving the Ho Chi Minh Trail. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. After receiving an Honorable Discharge from the Air Force in 1973, he went on to pursue his Bachelor’s Degree. He graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry in 1975 from the University of North Florida and married Cindy that same year. David had a long standing career with Chem-Treat Inc. /Danaher. After 28 years with the company, he retired at the age of 59. Besides the love for his family, he was an avid Florida Gators fan. His other passions included fishing, gardening, reading, and most of all paleontology.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Cindy Emerson of Macon, his daughter and son-in- law, Jennifer and Brian Farrell of Buford, his son, Daniel Emerson of Macon, and grandchildren, Ava and Juliet Farrell.

Visit www.snowsmacon.com to express tributes.
Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Bass Road has charge of the arrangements.