Bruce Virgil Emerson, age 88, passed away on Friday, October 28, 2022. He was born in Grayson County, Virginia to the late Willie Bane Emerson and Charmie Osborn Emerson on February 8, 1934. Bruce was a member of Victory Baptist Church. He enjoyed his flower garden and always had beautiful flowers. Bruce served in the United States Army from 1954-1955.
In addition to his parents, Bruce is preceded in death by his brothers, James Emerson, Ralph Emerson, Larry Emerson; his sisters Stella Sheets and Janet Tuell; sisters-in-law Ann Emerson, Jackie Emerson, brothers-in-law Cecil Carter, and Paw Wimpy Sheets
Survivors include his wife Betty Farmer Emerson, one son, Ronnie Emerson and his wife Teresa; granddaughter Chavala Emerson; special great-grandsons, Brayden Emerson and Braxton Emerson; special great-granddaughter, Ciera Emerson; one brother Raymond Emerson; two sisters, Lena Carter, Maxine Fiorentino and husband Frank; Sisters-in-law Nellie Emerson and Patsy Emerson; and brother-in-law Joe Tuell.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Farris Cremation and Funeral Center - Forest Hills Chapel.
The funeral service will begin at noon with Dr. Austin Cook officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hills Memory Gardens, with Military Honors by Highlands Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be Brayden Emerson, Braxton Emerson, Raymond Emerson, Jackie Blevins, Odie Barker, Mack Farmer and Frank Fiorentino.
The family of Bruce Virgil Emerson is being cared for by Farris Cremation and Funeral Center - Forest Hills Chapel, 19415 Lee Highway, Abingdon, VA 24210 276-623-2700.