Death Announcement Jerry Wayne Emmons FRANKFORT, KY - Jerry Wayne Emmons of Chinook Trail in Frankfort was found dead at his home by neighbors on Monday October 25, 2004. His death was sudden and unexpected. According to the Franklin County Corner’s Office, he died of natural causes. He was 54 years old and of the Christian faith. Mr. Emmons was a career employee of Commonwealth of Kentucky. During his career, he worked in the Kentucky Department of Education – Adult Education, for the Cabinet for Work Force Development and most recently the Department for Unemployment Insurance – Employment Training. Mr. Emmons was born May 31, 1950 at Maysville, KY. He attended Tilton Elementary School and was a 1968 Graduate of Fleming County High School. He was named an All- State baseball player, having pitched a rare perfect game in his senior year at FCHS. Mr. Emmons attended Western Kentucky University where he played varsity baseball for the Hilltoppers. He was also a star pitcher and hitter for Coach Don Hardin’s Morehead American Legion Baseball team. Mr. Emmons was a 1974 graduate of Morehead State University. While at MSU he was a member of Delta Tau Delta social fraternity. Prior to joining state government, Mr. Emmons was Director of the Fleming County Recreation Park at Flemingsburg. He was an avid and accomplished golfer. Mr. Emmons was an award winning volunteer fundraiser for Big Brothers/ Big Sister of the Bluegrass in their Frankfort Bowling for Kids Sake. Additionally, he was recognized by his peers and honored by Governor Paul Patton as Adult Educator of the Year in 2000. Mr. Emmons was the third of six children born to the late Lowell Lee and Theresa Fay Emmons of Tilton, KY in rural Fleming County. Growing up he assisted with the family general store and farming enterprises. The business, L. L. Emmons General Store was established by his paternal grandfather, Lamar Lee Emmons in 1898 and continued operation in the Emmons family until the death of his father Lowell Lee Emmons 1992. The business, now known as the Tilton Store, remains a thriving crossroads business operating in the original structure. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Janice Kay Carpenter and an infant brother William Scott Emmons all of Fleming County. Mr. Emmons was a bachelor, who lived alone with his two pet dogs Rock and Bud. He is survived by three brothers: Elgin (Kathy) Emmons of Ft. Thomas, KY, Dale (Alison) Emmons of Richmond, KY and Lowell Louis “Double L” (Tammy) Emmons of Flemingsburg, KY. In addition to a host of friends and extended family, other survivors include: A Dear First Cousin: Brownie (Virginia) Emmons, Tilton, KY Seven Nephews Michael (Joyce) Mineer, Bear Creek, NC Scott (Amy) Emmons, Lexington KY T. J. (Stacey) Emmons, Birmingham, AL Jamie Emmons, Lexington, KY Will Emmons, Richmond, KY Chris Emmons, Morehead, KY Lance Emmons, Flemingsburg, KY Three Nieces Jennifer (Mike) Rowe, Taylor Mill, KY Lee Ann (Jeremy) Fogle, Fairfield, OH Kaylyn Emmons, Flemingsburg, KY Three Great Great Nieces Katie Fogle, Fairfield, OH Mollie Fogle, Fairfield, OH Two Great Great Nephews Jack Fogle, Fairfield, OH Isaiah Emmons, Lexington, KY Five Aunts and Uncles Mary Fay Taylor, Lexington, KY John Robert & Joan Fay, Lake St. Louis, MO Louis Fay, Minerva, KY Pauline Fay, Minerva, KY Funeral Arrangements are being conducted by Denton and Workman Funeral Home, Flemingsburg, KY. Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday night 6:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday. Burial will at the Flemingsburg Cemetery. It should read: Memorial gifts may be sent to either Northridge Church, P. O. Box 1374, Richmond, KY 40476 or Big Brother and Big Sisters of Frankfort, 649 Charity Court, Frankfort, KY 40601. -END- For additional details contact Mr. Gary Workman, Denton Workman Funeral Home 606-845-3511, Dale Emmons 859-333-6674, Elgin Emmons (859) 760-5756 or Lowell (Double L) Emmons 606-748- 1629.
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