jimmyemeryISLAND, Ky. (9/12/2018) — Jimmy “Hillbilly” Emery 53, of Island, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.

James Lee Emery was born December 17, 1964 in Owensboro, to James Edward and Loretta Mae Whitmer Emery and was married to the former Kathy Marie Coon August 30, 1997. He was a truck driver for Phillips Enterprises, enjoyed watching all races, racing his remote control trucks, and spending time with both his family and friends. Jimmy was preceded in death by his father, James Emery.

Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Kathy Emery; four daughters, Miranda Shelton and husband, Robert of Sacramento, Melissa Emery of Beaver Dam, Mallory Emery of Sacramento, and Stacy Emery of Calhoun; 2 grandchildren, Taylor Emery and Trent Shelton; his mother, Loretta Emery of Utica; and a sister, Barbara Adkins of Utica.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Muster Funeral Homes, Livermore Chapel with the Rev. Troy Slinker officiating. Burial will be in the Island Community Cemetery in McLean County. Friends may visit with Jimmy’s family from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. Saturday at Musters in Livermore.

The Jimmy Emery family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Jimmy Emery, Memorial Fund; C/O Muster Funeral Homes; P.O. Box 228; Livermore, Kentucky 42352. Memorial contribution envelopes will be available at Musters in Livermore.

Share your memories and photos of Jimmy at musterfuneralhomes.com.

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