of St. Joe, AR
November 15, 1947 - June 30, 2023
John Albert Emry, age 75, of St. Joe, Arkansas passed away Friday, June 30, 2023 at his home.John was born November 15, 1947 in Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey to Albert and Ivory (McClure) Emry. He had lived in the area for the past nineteen years, coming here from Memphis, Tennessee. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mountain View. While in Memphis he served as a Shelby County Sheriff. He was also with the DeSoto County Mississippi Canine Search and Rescue. He finished his career working security at Ranger Boats. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.Mr. Emry is survived by his wife, Polly, of the home; two sons, John Albert Emry Jr, (Jennifer) of Superior, Montana; James Daniel Emry of St. Joe; his sister, Frances Wilson of Memphis; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and three nieces.He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Patricia Bell.A graveside service will be 10:00 am Friday, July 7, 2023 at Layton Cemetery in Yellville with Father Timothy Geckel officiating. Military honors will be provided by the United States Army.Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105Arrangements are by Roller-Burns Funeral Home in Yellville.
My Grandaddy. He was so many things for so many people, I could sit and ramble off a list of all the hats he wore, and all the wonderful things he did in his lifetime, and I still would have barely made a mark on the canvas. I thank God for giving me this man to love, and to love me. He touched so many peoples lives, and is going to be missed more than words could do Justice. He was a lot of things, for a lot of people, he was truly a superhero, but my favorite thing that he was, was my goofy Grandaddy. Iâ€™m going to miss you forever. Iâ€™ll talk to you often, I promise. I love you now, to heaven and back (but for the record I think itâ€™s further than the moon..) I wish I could be there today.. Rest high in paradise Grandaddy. I love you most. ðŸ¤
John was a hard worker always willing to help you out the best he could he was a good friend i my book i liked working around him he was a good guy to be around til I see you next time rip John love you brother
I love you Big Johnny!! I will forever miss you
All Praise be to God, Mr John was a good friend will truly miss talking to him; thanks for being my friend.
I want to wish my deepest sympathy for your loss. John was a good man.
Johnny was the best brother I could have ever wished for and I am so grateful for our time together. I am going to miss our talks, going fishing when I visited. Thankful for all the memories.
Iâ€™ll always remember him as the funny big teddy bear who never failed to make me smile. I wish I couldâ€™ve spent more time with him growing up. Rest in peace, Big Johnny.
We are so sorry and heartbroken to hear of this loss, we love Johnny and his wife Polly so very much. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Our sincere condolences to all the family. We were only Facebook friends but a part of the spiritual family of John and Polly. We will have a Mass offered for the repose of his soul. Praying that the Mother of Jesus who knows true sorrow, will console you in your grief, Polly.
My Hero! â™¥ï¸
John was such a kind hearted guy, always smiling and always making others smile. He was so sweet, and such a pleasure to work with at Ranger! He will definitely be missed â™¥ï¸