James D. Emery

James Delbert Emery, 68, of Charlotte, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2021 in Corbin, Kentucky on his way home to Michigan. He was born February 21, 1953 in Charlotte, Michigan, the son of Thomas Alva and Geraldine Evelyn (Grundstrom) Emery.
James was a devoted family man and loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He was a hard worker, a ‘jack of all trades,’ and always kept busy. He worked for Owen Illinois, Dowding Industries, and finished his working career with his passion at Netterfields P&L. He loved to play his guitar and serenade his friends and family. He was always in for a night at the casino or bingo and loved watching Christmas and Hallmark movies (especially Christmas in July) with his family. James was only a phone call away when it came to helping his friends, family, and co-workers for troubleshooting any issues that they came across.
James is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Nancy Emery (Norris); mother in-law, Mary Norris; children, Vanessa (Caroyll) Camp, Justin (Lacie) Emery, Jesse (Cassie) Emery, Virginia Norris; siblings, Gerald Lewis, Thomas Emery, Kathi (Tom) Dominguez, Eugene Emery, Carmen Harris, James Norris, Joe (Shirley)Norris; 15 beloved grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews; all his Netterfield family and Mia Emery the cat.
James is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Geraldine Emery; father in-law, Max Norris; sister, Charlene Vaughn; sister-in-law, Barb Emery and Linda Emery; grandson, Benjamin Emery; and Hallmark Emery the cat.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, July 11, 2021 from 2:00-5:00pm at the Charlotte American Legion, 1000 W. Lawrence Hwy, Charlotte MI 48813.
Donations can be made, in his name to one of his two favorite charities: Charlotte Christmas Kiddies (mail or drop off a check at the Charlotte Fire Department. Make checks payable to: Charlotte Fire Christmas Kiddies), or Shriners Hospitals for Children – www.lovetotherescue.org.