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Heaven gained another angel when Walter L. Emmitt, 80, of Taylorsville, passed away at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at his home, with his family and dear friends at his side.
Walter retired from Milestone where he was a heavy equipment operator for several years. He was a member of Local Union 181 and enjoyed bluegrass and gospel music. He served in the U.S. Army from July 6, 1955, to May 2, 1957, based in Fort Knox, Ky., and Germany.
Born in Glasgow, Ky., August 16, 1933, he was the son of David Thomas and Ruby Lee Bunch Emmitt. He was saved and baptized at Mount Tabor Baptist Church in Glasgow.
He married his life-love, Mary Lois Lewis, December 24, 1955, and after being discharged from the Army he and Mary relocated to Indiana.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Jimmie McGaha officiating. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 1 p.m. until service time Saturday. Burial will be at Flat Rock Baptist Cemetery with military honors conducted by Bartholomew County Veterans Color Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.
Online condolences may be sent to the Emmitt family at www.barkesweaverglick.com.
Walter is survived by his wife of nearly 58 years, Mary Lois Emmitt; children, Ricky (Carla) Emmitt of Hope, Russell (Angie) Emmitt of Columbus, Randy (Lee Ann) Emmitt of Seymour, and Renee (Fabian) Mathis of Columbus; sisters, Linda Morris and Patricia Chase, both of Kentucky; grandchildren, Jeremy (Angie) Emmitt, Chad (Stephanie) Emmitt, Logan Emmitt, Thomas Emmitt, Samantha Emmitt and Chelsea Mathis; and great-grandchildren, Jayce, Bryn and Cameryn Emmitt.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Roger and David Emmitt; a sister, Helen Frazier; and an infant son, Wilbur Lee Emmitt.