Garry F. Emmons

March 12, 1955January 26, 2013

Garry F. Emmons, age 57, passed away suddenly on January 26. He was the loving father of Tonyia (Joseph) LaBelle, Vicky, Dennis (Crystal), and Christopher (Erin); proud grandfather of Ashley, Randall, Lukas, Justin, and Elizabeth; former husband and dear friend of Kathy; dear brother of Janet Franklin and Kaye Richie. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Garry was predeceased by his parents Homer and Eunice, and beloved granddaughter Stacey. He was an avid motorcyclist, four-wheeler, and hunter. He was employed at Voss Industries for the last 20 years and previously self-employed with his father at E & E Welding for over 20 years. Garry was a wonderful father and friend, and dedicated to his family. Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. and continue until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30. The Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 31, at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 30, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 31, 2013

Garry F. Emmons

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Love, Kath

August 30, 2013

Thinking of you as always, missing you like crazy. It doesn't seem possible that its been over 7 months since you were suddley taken from us Tomorrow is Stacie's (our granddaughter) 6th birthday and I know you will be playing with her, holding her and loving her. While you have her in your arms will you give her a kiss and a hug from me (her Oma), and one for each Tonyia, Joe and kids.

Lonnie Holifield

August 27, 2013

You are loved and missed everyday Uncle Garry!!!!!!


August 25, 2013

I miss you Dad every day. The kids talk about you all the time and say how they miss you and want you to come back. We all love you so much.


May 30, 2013

Miss you Dad

Vicky Emmons

April 15, 2013

Our father Garry was a very kind-hearted, loving, gentle man. He almost always had a smile on his face, and was always lending a helping hand. His motto was always “do unto others as you wish to be done upon you” and he never asked for anything in return.
Being raised by dad had its ups and downs. You see, being stubborn was always an Emmons' trait, so if for example we weren't raking the leaves or cutting the grass the way he wanted-he was sure to let us know. It was always dad's way or the highway.
But now as adults, we find ourselves doing and saying so many of the same things; and when we thought he was so strict, he was really teaching us morals, values and lessons in life. He always made sure to provide a loving home for our family. This meant many of hours working. He grew up working with our grandfather, Homer and they owned a family business called E & E Welding. He did that for about 20 years. He then moved on to work at Voss Steel Corporation and was with them for about 20 years. We heard so many stories over the years about his co-workers and vendors. He really taught us the importance of working hard so that we'd appreciate the things we have.
It wasn't until our adult years when we began to form closer relationships with our dad. For Tonyia & Dennis-they shared in their joy of the grandchildren and what it was like to raise a family or going hunting or going up north. For Vicky & Chris, it was co-piloting or riding with dad on the Harley. One thing for sure is when we all got together, we could really eat! One of his favorite lines was always “man, you should come home more often so I can get something to eat.”
I guess Dennis & Chris will have to carry on the tradition of making breakfast and calling out “there's a fire in the swamp” and “wakey wakey.”
But dad always said “You have to live your life,” and that he did. He did until the end. We have all been touched and blessed by knowing him. He makes us want to be better everyday. We know that time will eventually heal our wounds, but nobody will ever fill the void in our hearts that he has filled for so many years. So in the words of our dad, “Don't worry, be happy now.”


February 1, 2013

Garry, we had 33 1/2 years together and although we were divorced the past five years our love for each other has never gone away. For those of you that truly knew us knows how much we loved each other.
For "true love" never dies.
I will hold your heart next to mine and I'll never let go.
Rest in piece my love...
until we meet again...321

Robert Rummell

January 31, 2013

I am glad to call Garry one of my friends as so many other people can. I met Garry through my sisters Cheryl and Denise, who were his neighbor and dear friends. I recall all the great times sitting around my sister's table enjoying each other company and Garry entertaining us with many of his life experiences. He will be very much missed.

David clamberlin

January 31, 2013

This is for you Mr. Goon

David clamberlin

January 31, 2013

Garry goon is what i have always known you as and growing up you and your family were a big part of ours. Camping, hanging out at your house and much more memories i have of you as a child. You will be missed and i am sorry to your family for there loss you were truly a good guy thank you for all the good memories i have of you growingup but now you are in a better place.

Lonnie Holifield

January 31, 2013

I will really miss you Uncle Garry