Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cremation Services & Floral Hills Memory Gardens
3150 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker, GA
January 2, 1924 – November 22, 2019
Lt Colonel Doug Embry USAF, Ga ANG, passed away November 22, 2019, he was 6 weeks shy of turning 96 years old and had a wonderful life. During World War II he flew P-51 Mustangs and later transferred to the Georgia Air National Guard flying P-51’s with the 128th Fighter Squadron. He also flew Governors Talmadge and Griffin on official business in more conventional aircraft. Lt Col Embry served as Director for Public Information for Georgia’s Department of Defense and editor of the Georgia Guardsman magazine. During the 50’s and 60’s Lt Col Embry flew supply missions in Germany, Thailand, Libya, France and Vietnam. He retired from active flying in 1972 and from the State of Georgia in 1978. Lt Col Embry was married to Julia Alice Nelms, who pre-deceased him in November 2018. They had four sons; Steve Embry with wife Penny Patstone, Phillip Embry with wife Joanne Cramer and son Jason, Tim Embry with wife Maxi Reedtz-Gower, and Mark Embry with wife Melinda Smith. Jason, the grandson has two daughters, Harper and Huxley. Douglas divorced Julia and later married Elmira McGraw for 44 years who predeceased him in May 2019. Elmira’s daughter Linda McGraw Peet has two daughters, Kimberly Peet…husband…and Elizabeth (Nissa) Peet…with son Harrison and daughter Isabella. Lt Col Embry was an excellent role model, involved in church and civic activities. We loved him and will always have fond memories of his life and family.
- Wounded Warrior Project
- Visitation Saturday, November 30, 2019
- Memorial Service Saturday, November 30, 2019
- Reception to follow Service, at the funeral home
November 27, 2019
He was such a lovely man and he is already sorely missed! So many happy memories of him with my dad Tony, who loved him so much. I know he was welcomed into heaven by crowds of loving admirers!