KERRVILLE– James Herbert Emberton, 84, died at Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital in Kerrville, on June 10, 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born on February 22, 1922, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to James H. Emberton, Sr. and Iona Pearl (Fitzgerald) Emberton. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Richard and Harold, and his son, David. He enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corps on the day after the Pearl Harbor attack and served two of his four years with the Marine Corps Raiders in the South Pacific.
He retired after 37 years with the Ford Motor Company as an Experimental Technician with the Engineering Division in Dearborn, Michigan.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Constance Marie (Everett) Emberton; sisters, Sharon Brown and Betty Lou Conry of Michigan; daughter, Elaine V. Endicott and husband Eugene of Harper, Texas; son, James F. Emberton and wife Joan of O”Fallon, Missouri; and daughter, Kathy R. Schuerkamp and husband David of Washington, Missouri; grandchildren, Teresa Cratty, Amy Holbrook, James G. Emberton, Patrick Emberton, Scott Emberton, Charles Giacopelli, Meghan Giacopelli, Justin Giacopelli and Nicholas Giacopelli; 12 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a multitude of good friends from all over the USA.
A private family memorial service is planned for the near future. The family wishes for memorials in Jim”s name to VistaCare Hospice and/or Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital.
Many thanks for all the wonderful care that was given by the caregivers of these institutions. We can”t thank you enough.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Kerrville Funeral Home.