Obituary: Richard Emmons

December 2, 1933 – July 21, 2022

Richard Emmons, 88, of Shoals died on Tuesday, July 21, 2022.

He was born on December 2, 1933, to Oliver and Thelma (Gammon) Emmons in Lost River Township of Martin County. He married Nina R. Barnes on November 26, 1955, and she preceded him in death on May 1, 2017

He retired from Kimball International, Jasper Corporation.

Richard is survived by his daughters, Araminta (Ernie) Bauernfiend, of Shoals, Carla (Bill) Kern, of Dubois; son, Chuck (Shelly) Emmons, of Shoals; grandchildren, Tracy (Rick) Spurgeon, Jared (Toni) Emmons, Justin (Rachel) Emmons, Lindsey (Ian) McKeag, Tiffany (Adam) Whitmer, Erica (Clint) Carie, Scott (Tori) Kern, Andrew Kern, and Luke Kern; eleven great-grandchildren and one on the way; one great-great-granddaughter; sister, Wilma Darlene Able, of Mitchell; brother, Charles (Fay) Emmons; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nina; one sister, Ida Jones Bye; and his brother, Danny Lee Emmons.

Richard enjoyed going to Velmas for breakfast and his morning coffee and Bo-Macs for ice cream.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 P.M. on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at Queen-Lee Chapel, Shoals, IN. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Queen-Lee Chapel. Burial will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Online condolences can be given at www.QueenLee.Com.