Francis Dean Emery

June 25, 1928October 10, 2020

Francis Dean Emery, 92, was born June 25, 1928 in Bunker Hill, Illinois, to the late John Wesley, Sr. and Frances Marie Maxwell Emery. Mr. Emery passed on October 10, 2020 within the comfort of his home surrounded by family in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

He worked many years with the US Postal service as a carrier AKA “The Whistling Mailman”. Mr. Emery was an avid Colorado Rockies, St. Louis Cardinals and Denver Broncos Fan. He loved playing with and spoiling his grand and great-grandchildren. Proudly serving this grateful nation Francis joined the United States Army during WWII.

Mr. Emery was preceded in death by his parents, five siblings: Maxine Emery, Edger Lyle Emery, Shirley Emery Shultz, Robert Merle Emery and John Wesley Emery, Jr., his beloved wife; Etta Pearl Blanscet Emery and a daughter; Pamela Emery Smith.

Left to cherish the wonderful memories of Francis will be his daughter; Rhonda McCoy, three granddaughters: Melinda Glasco, Jennifer Nuckolls, and Sarah Leighton, six great-grandchildren: Brooke Fields, Connor Shaw, Kenna Shaw, Asher Leighton, Emily Glasco and Isabella Leighton, along with many extended family members and a host of wonderful friends.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude towards the group of Emerald Coast Hospice.

The family will be holding a private memorial later in the spring.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Jennifer Nuckolls

October 24, 2020

I love when he used to make us "monkey milkshakes" and how he always called us a turkey. We miss him here but he's happy and celebrating with Grandma! I love you xoxo

Bethannie Hartley

October 23, 2020

We sure loved to see him outside and playing with the kids! He had a great spirit. Praying for you Rhonda, Mark, and the rest of the family.


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