Billy D. Emrick

June 25, 1928November 10, 2013

Billy D. Emrick


Billy D. Emrick, 85, a retired Air Force Colonel, died November 10, 2013 in Melbourne, FL. Colonel Emrick was born in Paris, IL. He came to Brevard County in 1972 from Belleville, IL.

A pilot and veteran of the Korean and the Vietnam War, he retired from the Air Force in 1971 with 26 years’ service to his country. He attended Chapel at the Indian River Colony Club. He was a member of The Military Officer’s Association, the Daedalians, Canaveral Masonic Lodge #339, Cocoa York Rite Bodies, Orlando Scottish Rite, and a founding member of the AZAN Shrine Temple.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret; sons, William Emrick of Chandler, AZ and Michael Emrick of Vancouver, WA; and four grandchildren.

Services will be private.

Donations may be made to the Shrine Hospitals, AZAN Shrine Temple, 1591 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32935.

The Life Event Center at Florida Memorial is entrusted with arrangements.


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Mimi Donnay

December 29, 2013

I will always miss my gentlemanly neighbor.

Faye Curry

November 19, 2013

The remembrance from Faye Curry should have been Paris, Illinois. I have many pleasant memories of our highschool days at Paris.

Faye Curry

November 19, 2013

Bill and Mike. Sorry to hear of the death of your father, we graduated together in 1946 from Paris Highschool. He often spoke of his family in our recent emails.

Faye (Ludington) Curry

Betty Brown

November 18, 2013

Mike and Bill, I'm so sorry for the loss of your dad. Bill was a member of the Florida Fly Fishing Association and he and Maggie have been friends of my husband and I for many years. It is so sad that his later years contained such sorrow.

Jean Opel

November 18, 2013

My deepest sympathy to Maggie and family. He was a fine gentleman.

Lynda Maceda

November 18, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Bill was a patient at the office I work at and we had many conversations. I always looked forward to seeing him because of his wonderful attitude and love of life. I will miss him dearly.

November 16, 2013

Dear Mike and Bill, You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers. I will miss your dad. I fondly remember times in Florida and all our visits. Mom loved your dad so much. Please keep me posted on the memorial in Tn. Again our thoughts are with you all. Love, Sara and Mike.