OWENSBORO, KY - Ulysses G. (Britches) Embry, 83 of Owensboro passed away Sunday, November 20, 2011, at his home.
He was born in Butler County, Kentucky on March 13, 1929 to the late Harve Embry and Stella Byers Embry. He was a veteran of the United States Army, a member of Parrish Avenue Church of Christ, V.F.W., F.O.E., and Am Vets, as well a Kentucky Colonel. His career in law enforcement spanned over 40 years with the Owensboro Police Department, where he retired in August of 1992. In addition to his day-to-day responsibilities as Chief of Police, Colonel Embry served as a member of numerous organizations including Kentucky Peace Officers' Association, Kentucky Chiefs of Police Association, National Association of Chiefs of Police, Fraternal Order of Police and the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers; Chester, Chick, Yondell, James, Guthrie and Girthon; three sisters, Mildred and Myrl and Bea; and his wife, Lois June Embry on September 24, 2008.
Survivors include his daughter, Tandy Bramschreiber and her husband, John; three grandsons, John Eric Bramschreiber (Kandace Crowley) of Bowling Green, and Drew Embry Bramschreiber and Nolan Ryan Bramschreiber of Owensboro; one great-grandson, Oliver James Bramschreiber; and one sister, Tootsie Marsh of Cedar Lake, IN; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services are at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23, 201, 1 at the Chapel of James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory in Owensboro. Burial will follow in Cates Cemetery in Whitesville. Visitation is on Tuesday from 2:00- 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301 or Goodfellows Club, PO Box 1408, Owensboro, KY 42302-1408.
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