Funeral service for Billy Martin Emerson, age 56, of Sulphur Bluff will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Pastor Kenneth Rhoades officiating. Interment will follow at Sulphur Bluff Cemetery with Kirk Reams, Matt Smith, Lance Smith, Daniel Shackleford, and Jared Smith serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 4, 2017 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. Mr. Emerson, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017, at Paris Regional Medical Center in Paris, TX.
Billy Martin Emerson was born on July 1, 1961 in Sulphur Springs to L. Roy and Nancy Lee (Rawlinson) Emerson. Billy was the manager of the North Hopkins Water Department, a member of the Sulphur Bluff Baptist Church, secretary of the Sulphur Bluff Volunteer Fire Department, on the Sulphur Bluff School Board, and co-owned Bear Country Store in Sulphur Bluff with Brad Cecil.
He is survived by his mother, Nancy Emerson; sisters, Donna McDaniel and husband Les of Brookston, TX and Nancy Ann Schultz and husband Chuck; and brother Roy Wayne Emerson and wife Dianne.
Billy was preceded in death by his father; and brothers Larry and Jerry Emerson.
Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.