Donald Gene Emmert

Published 9:06 am Monday, October 20, 2014

Donald Gene Emmert, 52, of Jonesborough, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014, at his residence.
Donald was a native of Carter County. He was a 1980 graduate of Happy Valley High School and attended East Tennessee State University. He was retired due to disability as a truck driver with Reinhart Food Service, Johnson City. His hobbies were Comic Books, Slot Cars and Star Trek.
Donald was a member of West Side Church of Christ, Jonesborough.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roy G. Emmert, August 30, 1990, and a sister, Renee Birchfield.
Survivors include his children, Terrence Gene Emmert and Janey Tasha Emmert, both of the home; his mother, Phyllis Sarten Reece, Seminole, Fla.; three sisters, Sharon Marie Tipton, Jonesborough, Kristen Colon, Jacksonville, Fla., and Robin Causby, Grandfather Mountain, N.C.; his paternal grandmother, Lulean Emmert, Elizabethton; and his special friend, Angie Hughes. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Mr. Emmert will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, October 20, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. John Wade, minister, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 21, at Washington County Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, will be Terrence Emmert, Joey Hunt, Dean Walser, Keith Tipton, Robbie Baird, Randy Tunnell, Butch Massey and Adam Crain. Honorary pallbearers will be co-workers of Reinhart Food Service. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the staff of the Cancer Treatment Center of America, Zion, Illinois, the staff of 2nd & 3rd Floors of Franklin Woods Hospital, his special friend and nurse Dean Walser, John and Karen Hunt and Joe Fillers and special thanks for all the people who have prayed for Don during his illness. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, prior to the funeral service. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may also visit with the family at his residence. Condolences may be e-mailed to
Memorial Funeral Chapel, 212 N. Main Street, Elizabethton, is serving the Emmert family.