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Jon Freeman Emery

June 11, 1936 — April 28, 2018

Jon Freeman Emery, 81, of Valdosta died Saturday, April 28, 2018 at South Georgia Medical Center. He was born in Westbrook, Maine on June 11, 1936 to the late Philip and Marjorie Emery. Mr. Emery retired at SMSGT from the United States Air Force after twenty two years of service and served in Thailand during the Vietnam War. Mr. Emery worked for Roadway and the Scruggs Company after retiring from the military. He enjoyed working in his yard, spending time with his dogs, Pokie and Ranger and spending time with his loving family. He loved camping cross country with life time friends.
Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Joan Diana Emery of Valdosta; his children, Jon and Lori Emery of Valdosta, Marie and Greg Bennett of Lake Park, Roger Emery of Portland, ME, Beverly and Bill Langdale of Valdosta; grandchildren, Kristen Weaver and Robert Cook, Stephanie and Chris Adams, Jay Greene, Melissa Holley, Lauren and Kolby Register, Leighanne Burns and fiancé Brandon Corbett, Jerad and Trixie Bennett, Brittany and Justin Poore, Whitney and Will Taylor, Garrod Sandlin and Mikayla Fillyaw, Chanin and Kenneth Anderson, Deanna Emery and fiancé, Ryan Arsenault, Brittney Emery, Tyler Emery, Pope and Evelyn Langdale, Courtney Sayre and fiance Kyle Farmer, Haley and George LaHood, 20-great grandchildren, his brother and sister in law, Phillip and Sylvia Emery of Maryland, brother in law and sister in law, Peter and Jane Garrod of North Carolina, sister in law and brother in law, Angela and Mike Webber of Washington. He was preceded in death by two children, Patricia Ann Emery and Leonard Hayden Emery. The family would like to thank Dr. Doug Moss, Dr. Gregory Beale, Dr. George Staton, Dr. Jack Wang, Dr. John Devine, Dr. Westenburger and the staff of South Georgia Medical Center, and Mr. Emery’s caregivers, Flo, Shanna, Delores and Pam for their love and care during Mr. Emery’s illness.
Graveside services with full military honors will be held at 11am, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 5-7pm at Park Place, 108 E. Park Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31602. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society, 307 E. Jane Street, Valdosta GA 31601 or to Pediatric Cancer Research, 7301 Ohms Lane Suite 355, Minneapolis, MN 55439. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at Carson McLane Funeral Home.

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